Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Happiness

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So far as I have been able to find out anything about him, Afred D Souza, sometimes referred to as Father Alfred D Souza, was an inspirational writer/philosopher from Brisbane, Australia who died in 2004. 
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De Souza is widely credited as the author of:

Dance like nobody's watching.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Work like you don't need the money.
Live life every day as if it were your last.
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His work below contains a lot of sound comment . . .

Happiness

Alfred D. Souza

For a long time it 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 to still 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.



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