I’ve been thinking about this post I wrote a couple of years ago (and mostly the quote within it) a lot lately. Now that I have two littles my live has changed so much. It’s been hard trying to fit it all in and from time to time I find myself thinking it will be easier when baby Will gets a little older or when I this or that, but I know he’s only little for such a short time and I really don’t want to wish away. So I thought I’d repost this message since it’s been on my mind so much and since it really is so important to me to remind myself OFTEN.
Here it is:
I read this the other day (in a book called “Life as a Daymaker” it’s one of my favorites and anyone looking to be inspired should check it out!)
“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!