All Aboard! Happiness Is a Journey

While rummaging through old papers today, I found this very inspiring note from Professor Paula Franzese, one of my favorite law school professors:

Dear Property Connoisseurs,

 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, “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, debts 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 you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, 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 start your dream job, until you get married, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you are rich and famous, until you get a new home or car, until spring, until summer, until fall, until you die, to decide that there is no better time than right now to be HAPPY . . . . . HAPPINESS is a journey, not a destination.

Thought for the day:

                “Work like you don’t need the money,

                LOVE like you’ll never get hurt,

                And dance like there’s no one watching!”


What will you do TODAY to be HAPPY?     

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