Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dance Like No One's Watching

mood: sleepy
craving: cheesecake factory with my kids and good friends. 

Salam Alykom my dear Muslim readers and Hello to all my non-Muslim readers out there, I hope everyone is having a GREAT week. I can't believe Friday is almost here. =) The entry today will be very refreshing. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and week. =)))))

Dance Like No One's Watching

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren'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, when we retire. The truth is, there's no better time 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 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...

Thought for the day:

Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.

--- Author Unknown


final whisper: Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

4 comments:

Dr. N said...

Texan
I am so happy that you are back into blogging. This is a great post and it summurize how to live your life. There is another quote that I like: "Good life begins when you stop looking for one".
Glad you're back :)

Aneebaba said...

Wa alaikum as salaam & Hola! Lovely post mi hermana! So true, we should just be happy now - we don't know when things will end and shouldn't let the relatively small stuff in life bring us down - I say this to myself as well. I do get stressed easily and worry too much.

You know, even when my dad was ill/dying, he told me to live my life and not just stop things because of his condition.

Also, as a student, I think when happy, one can remember things better, understand what one is reading and thus, will lead to better results on exam/test day. I've seen that in my own life.


Indeed, this was a refreshing post.

Lots of love,
Your bro in Islam

UmmKhaled said...

Ohh I can totally relate to this...trying to be out of this frame of mind there days...I spent wayyy too many yrs waiting and waiting and delaying things because of other things...love u!

Haitham هيثم Al-Sheeshany الشيشاني said...

you are correct ,, once we begin to admit that ,, we begin living! :)

Because life is beautiful.

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