Saturday, August 9, 2008


by Alfred D. Souza

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 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.


dani said...

christy, no truer words have ever been penned:) thank you for a beautiful post!!!
have a great saturday in cakerwakerville:D

chris said...

Thanks for sharing that. It's important for us to stop and think once in awhile.

Anonymous said...

I love this....great perspective!

Amanda said...

Perfect words Christy.
Amanda xx

amanda said...

thanks friend.

i needed that :)

happy weekend!

Tabitha said...

Amen to that!!!
What wonderful words!
love and hugs XXXXXX

Dana said...


Becks said...

I need to remember these words on a daily basis!! I always feel like I am waiting for something. Thanks for the inspiration today!

Rachel said...

Thanks for another great post.

Anonymous said...


Every once in a while, I need to remind myself that I am perfect JUST THE WAY I AM, and that God loves me no matter what. That always makes me smile.

Rose said...

great words of inspiration