For lots of people, happiness is just around the corner. They just need
to get their degree, a particular job, a promotion, or a raise. Maybe
they're waiting to get married or have a child. Perhaps they will be
happy when they retire.
Alfred D' Souza said, "For a long time it seemed to me that life was
about to begin. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life." John Lennon put it another way, "Life is what happens while you are making other plans."
The point is our lives are happening now. If we are to get the
satisfaction and fulfillment we want, we have to learn to draw pleasure
and joy from everything that happens to us and around us because these experiences are the very essence of our life. The more conscious we are that life consists of the journey, not the destination, the more likely we are to get the most out of it.
So, if there are things you want to do, begin to fit them in now or
accept the fact that you can be happy whether or not you do them.
Happiness isn't just around the corner. It's now or it's never.?? The
good news is you have everything you need to be happy. Philosophers,
poets, and scientists all agree it can't be attained through money,
prestige, or power. Happiness is not a fact, it's a mindset. All you need is optimism and gratitude.
Edited by: Lawyer Asad