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Life surely does go by fast.  That is how we speak of it through the lens of reflection and not in the heat of its many demands.  When children are young, they want it noted that they are more than five years old.  So they state, “I am 5 and a half”.  That extra “half” is important and designates the longer amount of time they have been living.  As we age, we want to leave out years so we are never eager to tell our full age because it verifies how we look and feel. We have been here a long time.  The older we are, the more frequently we seek to tell those younger to use every day wisely because life goes by so very fast.  Here are a few folks that left their ideas about life’s brevity….

“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Teresa.   “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ― Charles Darwin.  “You may delay, but time will not.” ― Benjamin Franklin.

We believe that someday in the journey, we will have more time to do what we want to do and that life will surely slow down.  But, realistically, we need to live each day to the fullest and enjoy the journey “now”!

 We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, and then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be 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, when we are able to go on a nice vacation, or when we retire. The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. So, treasure every moment that you have. So, stop waiting….
–until your car or home is paid off
–until you get a new car or home
–until your kids leave the house
–until you go back to school
–until you finish school
–until you lose 10 lbs.
–until you gain 10 lbs.
–until you get married
–until you have kids
–until you retire
–until summer
–until spring
–until winter
–until fall
–until you die…..because there is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.