Friday, October 8, 2010

happiness NOW

In life there is a tendency to delay gratification and happiness. I often think of the frequently heard story of the poor guy who worked and worked and saved and saved for retirement. Six or less months into it he drops dead. Or his wife does. Done. It is kinda like a sporting event. When the clock ticks down and the final bell rings the game is over. We don't like to think about that but it is undeniably true.

I believe in intermittent enjoyment of life as we progress through the life cycle.Happiness, pleasure and fun doesn't have to be earned. It is part of our birthright. I have never been part of the "all work and no play" team even though I have worked very hard in my life. I much prefer, "work hard, play hard."

Keep in mind that play, fun and happiness can be as simple as a walk in the park, a day at the beach or watching a movie on TV. Or it can be as extravagant as an enjoyable vacation. Every once in a while or more frequently if you can, deal yourself a "get out of jail free" card and escape. You will be glad you did.

Life is short, death is long and we are all heading there sooner or later. Choose happy and fun whenever you can. Cause you just never know what's coming around the corner!!

Bye For Now,

Bill

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