Enjoy the Roses outside Your Window Today by Steve Rizzo
I just read something from Dale Carnegie and I want to share it with you. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon–instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”
Read that again. I believe this is the main reason why so many people are unhappy today. Waiting for something in the future to make you happy and focusing on what you don’t have in the present, will always keep you from enjoying your life now.
I am constantly amazed by the ways that people manage to deny themselves the chance at present happiness. Instead, they fall prey to dangerous mindsets that decrease their potential for happiness. They put their happiness on hold when they repeat and internalize statements like. “I’ll be happy when I’m able to retire.” or “I would be happy if I made more money.” or “When I can finally by a house, I’ll be less stressed and I can enjoy myself.”
Statements that focus on what you lack in the present or predicate happiness on a future event, assassinate chances at enjoyment as they happen in the moment.
The good news is fresh opportunities to be happy are like a Grand Central Station of life enjoyment. Wait for it…Ah. There’s one now, right on time, right in front of you.
The opportunity to be happy has already arrived. It’s been there the whole time, right in front of you. For whatever reason, you have been unable to shift your focus and way of thinking to notice it, bless it and appreciate it.
Regardless of what you don’t have and no matter what is transpiring to you or around you, there is always something to be grateful for in the moment! ALWAYS!!! Hold on to that something and feel it with your heart and soul. Then notice how much better you feel.