Dance Like No One's Watching (Kinda long but to me worth reading) :-)

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Posted by Cheryl ( on April 20, 2000 at 13:29:11:

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby,
then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids are'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, are able to go on a nice vacation, or when
we retire. The truth is there's no better thime 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. One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D. Souza.

He said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life.
But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some
unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At
last it dawned on me that these obstacles were MY LIFE".

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. 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... and remember that time awaits for no one.

So stop waiting until your finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds,
until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you
get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall, until
you get off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink,
until you've sobered up, until you die, until you are born again to decide that 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.......

Love you all

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