Tuesday, January 24, 2012

So Stop Waiting...


"For a long time it 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 to still 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 waits for no one...

So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, 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 spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you are 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."  -Alfred D. Souza
 
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There has been a lot of dreaming, brainstorming, and planning going on in our little household as of late.  It's exciting and invigorating.  I've never felt so inspired and ready to take positive steps into our future and be a doer.  And lately, little quotes have been catching my eye that are just urging me in the right direction.  This quote above has especially stood out to me.  I posted this quote on my blog a couple years ago, but it has never been more relevant than it is right now.
 
{Photo by me - Santa Monica Sunset - September 2011 - When our real dreaming began...}

6 comments:

  1. Great reminder!!! Too many lessons learned from this!! Time waits for no one! There is never a "right time"!

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    1. EXACTLY. There is never a right time!

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  2. ewe this is just what i needed and it is an inspirational quote, i'm going to have to share it. Thanks :)

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  3. Perfectly said. So damn hard to do. :)

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  4. Know anyone who needs to up their game with a new computer? We've been hit with some hard times in these parts and and selling our Macbook Air for a little help. Price is negotiable. Please spread the word if you feel so inclined! Thanks.

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