We convince ourselves that life will be better once we are married,We convince ourselves that life will be better once we ...
For the longest time, it seemed that life was about to start. RealFor the longest time, it seemed that life was about to s...
Happiness is a voyage, not a destination.Happiness is a voyage, not a destination.There is no better time to be happy than...
Can’t do it? Rather difficult, isn’t it?Can’t do it? Rather difficult, isn’t it?Don’t worry, nobody remembers that.Don’t w...
Let me give you a hand.Let me give you a hand.You are not among the most “famous”, but among those toYou are not among the...
People who witnessed this still talk about it.People who witnessed this still talk about it.Why?Why?Because deep down insi...
People who witnessed this still talk about it.People who witnessed this still talk about it.Why?Why?Because deep down insi...
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  1. 1. We convince ourselves that life will be better once we are married,We convince ourselves that life will be better once we are married,have a baby, then another.have a baby, then another.Then we get frustrated because our children areThen we get frustrated because our children arenot old enough, and that all will be well whennot old enough, and that all will be well whenthey are older.they are older.Then we are frustrated because theyThen we are frustrated because theyreach adolescence and we must dealreach adolescence and we must dealwith them. Surely we’ll be happier whenwith them. Surely we’ll be happier whenthey grow out of the teen years.they grow out of the teen years.We tell ourselves our life will be better when our spouse getsWe tell ourselves our life will be better when our spouse getshis/her act together, when we have a nicer car, when we can takehis/her act together, when we have a nicer car, when we can takea vacation, when we finally retire.a vacation, when we finally retire.The truth is that there is no better time to be happy than right now.The truth is that there is no better time to be happy than right now.If not, then when?If not, then when?Your life will always be full of challenges. It is better to admit asYour life will always be full of challenges. It is better to admit asmuch and to decide to be happy in spite of it all.much and to decide to be happy in spite of it all.
  2. 2. For the longest time, it seemed that life was about to start. RealFor the longest time, it seemed that life was about to start. Reallife.life.But there was always some obstacle along the way, an ordeal toBut there was always some obstacle along the way, an ordeal toget through, some work to be finished, some time to be given, aget through, some work to be finished, some time to be given, abill to be paid. Then life would start.bill to be paid. Then life would start.I finally came to understand that those obstacles were life.I finally came to understand that those obstacles were life.That point of view helped me seeThat point of view helped me seethat there isn’t any road tothat there isn’t any road tohappiness.happiness.Happiness IS the road.Happiness IS the road.So, enjoy every moment.So, enjoy every moment.Stop waiting for school to end, for a return to school, to lose ten pounds,Stop waiting for school to end, for a return to school, to lose ten pounds,to gain ten pounds, for work to begin, to get married, for Friday evening,to gain ten pounds, for work to begin, to get married, for Friday evening,for Sunday morning, waiting for a new car, for your mortgage to be paidfor Sunday morning, waiting for a new car, for your mortgage to be paidoff, for spring, for summer, for fall, for winter, for the first or the fifteenthoff, for spring, for summer, for fall, for winter, for the first or the fifteenthof the month, for your song to be played on the radio, to die, to beof the month, for your song to be played on the radio, to die, to bereborn… before deciding to be happy.reborn… before deciding to be happy.
  3. 3. Happiness is a voyage, not a destination.Happiness is a voyage, not a destination.There is no better time to be happy than…There is no better time to be happy than…NOW!NOW!Live and enjoy the moment.Live and enjoy the moment.-Author unknown-Author unknownNow, think and try to answer these questions:Now, think and try to answer these questions:1 – Name the 5 richest people in the world.1 – Name the 5 richest people in the world.2 – Name the last 5 Miss Universe winners.2 – Name the last 5 Miss Universe winners.3 – Name the last 10 Nobel Prize winners.3 – Name the last 10 Nobel Prize winners.4 –4 – Name the last 10 winners of the Best Actor Oscar.Name the last 10 winners of the Best Actor Oscar.
  4. 4. Can’t do it? Rather difficult, isn’t it?Can’t do it? Rather difficult, isn’t it?Don’t worry, nobody remembers that.Don’t worry, nobody remembers that.Applause dies away!Applause dies away!Trophies gather dust!Trophies gather dust!Winners are soon forgotten.Winners are soon forgotten.Now answer these questions:Now answer these questions:1 – Name 3 teachers who contributed to your education.1 – Name 3 teachers who contributed to your education.2 –2 – Name 3 friends who helped you in your hour of need.Name 3 friends who helped you in your hour of need.3 – Think of a few people who made you feel special.3 – Think of a few people who made you feel special.4 –4 – Name 5 people that you like to spend time with.Name 5 people that you like to spend time with.More manageable? It’s easier, isn’t it?More manageable? It’s easier, isn’t it?The people who mean something to your life are notThe people who mean something to your life are notrated “the best”, don’t have the most money,rated “the best”, don’t have the most money,haven’t won the greatest prizes…haven’t won the greatest prizes…They are the ones who care about you, take care ofThey are the ones who care about you, take care ofyou, those who, no matter what, stay close by.you, those who, no matter what, stay close by.Think about it for a moment.Think about it for a moment.Life is very short!Life is very short!And you, in which list are you? Don’t know?And you, in which list are you? Don’t know?
  5. 5. Let me give you a hand.Let me give you a hand.You are not among the most “famous”, but among those toYou are not among the most “famous”, but among those towhom I remember to send this message…whom I remember to send this message…Some time ago, at the Seattle Olympics, nine athletes, allSome time ago, at the Seattle Olympics, nine athletes, allmentally or physically challenged, were standing on the startmentally or physically challenged, were standing on the startline for the 100 m race.line for the 100 m race.The gun fired and the race began. Not everyone was running,The gun fired and the race began. Not everyone was running,but everyone wanted to participate and win.but everyone wanted to participate and win.They ran in threes, a boy tripped and fell, did a fewThey ran in threes, a boy tripped and fell, did a fewsomersaults and started crying.somersaults and started crying.The other eight heard him crying.The other eight heard him crying.They slowed down and looked behind them.They slowed down and looked behind them.They stopped and came back… All of them…They stopped and came back… All of them…A girl with Down’s Syndrome sat down next to him, hugged him andA girl with Down’s Syndrome sat down next to him, hugged him andasked, “Feeling better now?”asked, “Feeling better now?”ThenThen, all nine walked shoulder to shoulder to the finish line., all nine walked shoulder to shoulder to the finish line.The whole crowd stood up and applauded. And the applauseThe whole crowd stood up and applauded. And the applauselasted a very long time…lasted a very long time…
  6. 6. People who witnessed this still talk about it.People who witnessed this still talk about it.Why?Why?Because deep down inside us, we allBecause deep down inside us, we allknow that the most important thingknow that the most important thingin life is much more than winning forin life is much more than winning forourselves.ourselves.The most important thing in this life is toThe most important thing in this life is tohelp others to win. Even if that meanshelp others to win. Even if that meansslowing down and changing our own race.slowing down and changing our own race.If you send this email, perhaps we willIf you send this email, perhaps we willsucceed in changing our heart, perhapssucceed in changing our heart, perhapssomeone else’s heart, as well…someone else’s heart, as well…A candle loses nothing if it is used toA candle loses nothing if it is used tolight another one.”light another one.”So, what have you decided? Trash this or send it?So, what have you decided? Trash this or send it?
  7. 7. People who witnessed this still talk about it.People who witnessed this still talk about it.Why?Why?Because deep down inside us, we allBecause deep down inside us, we allknow that the most important thingknow that the most important thingin life is much more than winning forin life is much more than winning forourselves.ourselves.The most important thing in this life is toThe most important thing in this life is tohelp others to win. Even if that meanshelp others to win. Even if that meansslowing down and changing our own race.slowing down and changing our own race.If you send this email, perhaps we willIf you send this email, perhaps we willsucceed in changing our heart, perhapssucceed in changing our heart, perhapssomeone else’s heart, as well…someone else’s heart, as well…A candle loses nothing if it is used toA candle loses nothing if it is used tolight another one.”light another one.”So, what have you decided? Trash this or send it?So, what have you decided? Trash this or send it?

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