The journey is the reward

The journey is the reward

Sometimes it feels like we can hardly wait until our lives change so we can at last be happy.

We tell ourselves it will happen when our kids get older, when we get a better job, a nicer car or a bigger house.  Or it will surely happen when we are able to go on nice vacations or retire.

The truth is there’s no better time to be happy than right now.  If not now, when?  Your life will always have its challenges and goals to be met.  It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.

Philosopher Alfred D. Souza said, “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 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.” 

There is no “way to happiness.”  Happiness is in the journey and the way.

So treasure every moment that you have.  And treasure it more if you can share it with a family or with someone special, someone special enough to spend time with you.

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