Quote of the day: 1/22/15

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” — James Oppenheim

Have you ever heard of the grass is greener on the other side? I find this quote to be similar. Relish what you have and make it the best. It is definitely good to improve, but not always by simply abandoning your current situation, unless it is toxic; be grateful for everything, even the struggles. Grow your happiness here and now. Don’t put happiness on hold by thinking tomorrow will be better simply because tomorrow you will be richer, skinnier, smarter, etc, but rather enjoy the present state. Savor the attributes you currently possess. Within relationships, you will always have problems. This happens in marriages. Someone leaves their spouse because someone else is more appealing and don’t seem to withhold the issues. Perhaps they don’t, but they will have other issues that will become apparent once the honeymoon stage has worn off. Once again, this does not pertain to toxic relationships. That is a different topic all together. I am not a marriage counselor nor majored in psychology, though I did begin as a psychology major and relinquished my title for the English language. I am simply stating, because I am one of those, that can get lost in observing something and thinking, “Wow, they seem so happy without issues,” but my husband always sets me in place and reminds me that the grass is always greener when looking at the neighbor’s house. He reminds me that we need to enjoy the here and now. Yes, we do! Grow happiness under your own two feet in the NOW. Not tomorrow because tomorrow may never come. Life is unpredictable, ever-changing, not static; therefore, relish, savor, luxuriate in your life today because, as one of my favorite writers would say — Mary Shelley (she wrote Frankenstein) — “The beginning is always today.”

Have a wonderful day! Today! Now! Right now! As you are sipping on your coffee, or tea. . .or as you remove the eye crust to properly read my oh so long and boring inspiring blog. Lol

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day: 1/22/15

  1. Evelin Lepe says:

    Not at all boring. Yes absolutely drinking tea 🙂 let’s live today like there is no tomorrow. Carpet diem. Marriage is not the same as it used to be. Maybe because society has made separation a common factor. Anyway! I learned many years ago to stop comparing my life, relationships and overall happiness with others….It has made my life so less dramatic. With the loss of a loved one I have also learned to cherish ( much more than what I would ) every moment. As I cherish reading your blogs. 🙂 Have a baleases day.

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