Friday, July 25, 2008

The Passing of Time

You can be happy tomorrow. You can be happy when you get through your list of things to do. You can be happy when you meet the one. You can be happy when you get the right job. You can be happy when you get that raise. You can be happy when you stop buying the things you need and start buying the things you want. You can be happy when you retire. You can be happy when the weather suits you. You can be happy on a plane. You can be happy in the rain.

Or you can stop reading this, take a deep breath, and be happy right now.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

u floor me..

Me said...

People who read what I write floor me, so thank you :)

Anonymous said...

thank you.

M. Olivier Tremblay said...

As of today, I am 22 years old.

What a wonderful birthday gift.

I'll have to live up to it.

Live every day, every moment, and learn to get the most out of it.

Thanks.

plague042 said...

Thank you. In simplicity is hiding a great wisdom.

Me said...

Thank you for your kind words, especially you.

Anonymous said...

i hope you take your own advice.

Me said...

Just like you, I try.

Anonymous said...

thank you, i love you and i don't know you .every time i don't feel good i come here and read ur amazing =]

Anonymous said...

I had to back read every page of the blog today to find the one I was looking for. I wasn't even sure what it was I was looking for, but I found it.

Elena said...

Before I read this, I was crying over something dumb and insignificant that I won't remember ten years from now, but this did make me feel better. I wasn't expecting to, but I did.

Never make someone a priority when they only make you an option.

Anonymous said...

This made me pause and think, then the comment above me from a year ago set things in focus.

I need to be happy with the now and not focus on what will or won't happen a minute, a day, or ten years from now. Even if it turns out to be the wrong choice I'm choosing to be happy with it.

After all wasting your whole entire life on something you truly believe in, something you truly love is no waste at all. That's real happiness.

klara said...

To me, happiness isn't a feeling that sometimes comes and then goes away, and then comes again, like anger, fear or sadness. To me it is something that can always be there if you want it to. Whether very obviously or just in the background. My own happiness is always there for me.

Anonymous said...

I am happy. Thank you. Big sigh.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Now that my mind has stopped looping and everything is in perspective, I can take a deep breath, be happy, and go to bed.

:)... *yawn*

S SL said...

I've been trying for the past year to emulate this - this positiveness in my life and sometimes i question myself: am i too optimistic, too idealistic? it makes me very happy (the irony haha!) to see that I'm not the only one thinking this way. thank you. your writings bring me joy.