It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, August 18, 2017

Chapter 8, Page 18, Book 17

Beware of Destination Addiction –
a preoccupation with the idea that happiness
is in the next place,
the next job and with the next partner.
Until you give up the idea
that happiness is somewhere else,
it will never be where you are.
Robert Holden, PhD

Life is to short to wait...

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.

Jean Paul Richter

Many people take for granted the time that they have on this earth, putting off things that they want to do or experience.  There is never going to be a better time than now.  If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.

Wishing, hoping and regretting are the most common and dangerous tactics for evading the present. 

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Never let your fears decide your fate.  We put things off. For later, when we’re older. When we have more time. When we finish school. Or get married. When we land that job or get that promotion. After we buy the house. Or sell the house. After we’re done having kids. Or the kids get older. Or the kids move out. When we slow down. When we retire. Later.

But no one has ever been given the promise of later.

Don't wait for your ship to come in and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small. 

Irene Kassorla

Whatever is on your list for tomorrow, whatever you’re putting off for later, consider doing now.. with those you love, with the gift of today.

How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not now. 

Gerald Jampolsky


betty said...

So true not to rush through life and enjoy each day, also good not to put things off either. We never know how long our lives will be.


jack69 said...

Yes, yes, yes. Even at our senior age if not careful, we will be looking at a destination instead of enjoying the trip.

We have traveled now for almost another career. When we started we would sometimes have an destination, but ALWAYS enjoyed the trip getting there. With that thought in mind we have never had a bad journey. Life is good, we should enjoy it.

Mevely317 said...

I've been guilty of Destination Addiction, yes. Hopefully, that's the a past tense.
This reminded me of a song by the musical director of my church in Clearwater. I had to look it up online, but here are a few words:
"Have you ever really noticed, that no matter where you go, And despite the things you try to leave behind, That when you finally get there, and you pause to analyze, The only thing worth changing is your mind? CHORUS Ev’rywhere that you go. you take yourself with you. Nowhere you can run that you won't find: To change your life just change your mind,"

Mevely317 said...

Hello again! I try not to burden my friends with recommended reading ... but I just came from Susan's place and marveled at (how) her post and your philosophies are so closely entwined. I hope you like it, Ma!


happiness can be fleeting. we must make the most out of everyday. "Get going with something small. "

Rick Watson said...

I was slow to learn this lesson.