We convince ourselves that life will be better once we have graduated from school. Then we get frustrated because we end up unemployed, and that all will be well when we get a job. Then we get frustrated because of low salary- not enough to start a family, and that all will be well when we get promoted or get hired by a high-paying employer.
We think that we have the money to raise a family- so, we get married. Have a kid... and another one.
Then we get frustrated because our children are not old enough, and that all will be well when they are older. Then we get frustrated because they reach adolescence and we have to put up with them. Surely we'll be happier when they grow out of their teen years.
We tell ourselves all will be better when we have mended ties, bought a house, earned some money, bought things we've been craving for. When we have a nicer car, when we take a vacation.
Truth is, there is no better time to be happy than right now. If not, then when? Our lives will always be full of challenges and obstacles. It is better to admit that life is indeed difficult and to decide to be happy in spite of it all.
Happiness is not a destination.
There is no road to happiness. It IS the road.
from dianne g's dad