There was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.
Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide. "Let's bury it deep in the earth," said the gods. But Brahma answered, "No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it." Then the gods said, "Let's sink it in the deepest ocean." But Brahma said, "No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it." Then the gods said, "Let's take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there." But once again Brahma replied, "No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity." Then the gods gave up and said, "We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach."
Brahma thought for a long time and then said, "Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there."
All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring--searching for something already within themselves.
We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another.
Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more 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, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now.
If not now ... when?
Your 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 comes from Alfred D Souza ...
"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt 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 that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time ... 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 have kids ... until your kids leave the house ... until you start work ... until you retire ... until you get married ... until you get divorced ... until Friday night ... until Sunday morning ... until you get a new car or home ... until your car or home is paid off ... until spring, until summer ... until fall ... until winter ... until you are off welfare ... until the first or fifteenth ... until your song comes on ... until you've had a drink ... until you've sobered up ... until you die ... until you are born again 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 money, Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching."
I borrowed this from another group to share with you. Thanks Becky
To new members...we are glad you are here! June 11, 2006 8:28 PM
What I hope to see happen;
I hope that we can take part in uplifting each other, to see the true beauty that we each uniquely posess.
If you are a size 3 then bless your heart you lucky girl.
If you are a size 33 you are every bit as beautiful and I hope that you realize it, if you don't then pull up a chair, we need to talk.
~My best-friend-in-the-whole-world-for-30yrs is one of my role models. She is over 300 lbs & does not feel threatened if a woman looks at her hubby because, "I know I'm one of the best looking women around". She means it.
I am very proud of her for her attitude. She has made me see myself in a different light.
Her husband sees her as beautiful as she sees herself. She is working on losing weight because of health issues and is trying to learn how to do it in the healthiest way possible.
She doesn't own a computer, but I will share the best of what comes up here with her, unless of course it is confidential.
I hope to be able to to provide a place where we can keep each other focused & motivated, especially on the days when we need to be reminded that true beauty is so much deeper than the size of our thighs or the shape of our.... caboose.
This is a forum for sharing what you want to share, I don't anticipate having to form any hard and fast rules. I can't think of any reason to do that. If you get to be a pain in the fanny I'm sure we'll let you know ~ LOL ~ but then don't we all get to do that sometimes???
If you need to to vent feel free, there will be a thread dedicated to that. ~ You don't have to be happy all the time in order to be welcome here.
Come as you are, post in the middle of the night if you can't sleep, I'm up sometimes late at nite, you never know...
There ~ that's pretty much it, come join us & have some fun!!