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"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson

6 years ago

Be Happy Where You Are

"Sadly, many of us continually postpone our happiness -- indefinitely. It's not that we consciously set out to do so, but that we keep convincing ourselves, "Someday, I'll be happy". We tell ourselves we'll be happy when our bills are paid, when we get out of school, get our first job, a promotion. We convince ourselves life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we fare frustrated that the kids aren't old enough -- we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. 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. And on and on and on!".