We are convinced that life will be better after turning 18, after getting married, after getting a better job, after having a child, after having another ...
Then we feel frustrated because our children are not big enough, and we think we will feel happy when they are. Then we regret because they are difficult teens to treat; certainly, we will feel happier when they leave that stage.
They tell us that our life will be complete when our spouse goes better, when we have a better car or a better house, when we can go on vacation, when we are retired.
The truth is that there is no better time than this to be happy. If not now when?
One of our favorite phrases is Alfred de Souza:
For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin, life really. But there was always an obstacle in the way, something to solve first, some unfinished business, time to spend, a debt to pay; then life would begin. Until I realized that these obstacles were my life.
This perspective has helped us to see that there is no path to happiness: happiness is the way. We must treasure every moment, much more when we share it with someone special, and remember that time waits for no one.
Do not wait until you finish school, until you return to school, down to ten pounds, until you have children, until your children go to school, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, to spring, summer, fall or winter, or until I die, to learn that there is no better time than this to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Work like you do not need money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like nobody's watching you.
Jaime Lopera & Marta Bernal
2012 - 2017