I read this the other day (in a book called “Life as a Daymaker”)
“We convince ourselves that life will get better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and think we will be more content when they are. After that we are 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 act together, when we get a nice car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire…the truth is, there is 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.”
It really struck me.
As much as I do consider myself a happy person there are times that I “save” my happiness for later. I realized when I read this that happiness doesn’t save. It has no shelf life. No roll over minutes. If you don’t use it, you lose it.
Why waste such a beautiful thing?
Why not just enjoy the terrible twos …cause I’ve heard three can be even crazier!
ps I’ve had a lot of Q’s about HAC so I am working a a post that will answer all of them!