I'll be happy when...

  1. I got this in an e-mail, thought I'd pass it on...

    I'll be happy when...

    We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, when we are able to go on a nice vacation or when we retire. The truth is there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges.

    It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with ... and remember that time waits for no one.

    So, stop waiting ..
    Until your car or home is paid off.
    Until you get a new car or home.
    Until your kids leave the house.
    Until you go back to school.
    Until you finish school.
    Until you lose 10 lbs.
    Until you gain 10 lbs.
    Until you get married.
    Until you get a divorce.
    Until you have kids.
    Until you retire.
    Until summer..
    Until spring.
    Until winter.
    Until fall.
    Until you die.

    There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt, and, dance like no one's watching.
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   RNonsense
    yeah...I have seen that before...it's nice to stop and take a reality check now and then. Thanks for sharing!
  4. by   shygirl
    I loved it! Thanks, Shygirl
  5. by   emily_mom
    I haven't seen that before. Thanks for sharing!

  6. by   hapeewendy
    thankyouthankyouthank you
    couldnt have come at a better time
    yesterday I spent all day trying to justify/explain/rationalize why I'm not yet married with children....
    patients and families tend to enjoy talking to me for some odd reason.. so they feel they can ask questions bout my personal life, which doesnt bother me too much, unless they ask intimate questions (haha like I have any big intimate secrets right now)
    so this patients family was wondering why a pretty, young , successful person like myself wasnt yet married ......
    I ended up saying something lame like "well im very busy with work/school right now so........and trailed off like that"
    what I *wanted* to say was
    "I'm not a big believer in the whole marriage thing, I think we should experience as many different ppl as possible, I am planning to move to utah and partake in polygamy where I can become wife #45 of some crazy mormon guy"
    I managed to refrain from saying that
    but lately I'm feeling like its a freakin crime not to be married and to have popped out a couple kids by my age...
    sheesh , better call the marriage police , I'm a truant!
    break out the handcuffs and take me away ...

  7. by   Mkue
    thank you for that !
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    works for me! thankyou.
  9. by   karenG
    thank you for posting that! made me smile.