What are you waiting for?
Are you too busy to be happy?
Are you waiting for the perfect relationship? Or the job of your dreams? Are you holding out for that event that’s on the calendar — your birthday party in five months, that special anniversary, a longed-for trip that you’ve finally scheduled? Are you certain you’ll manage to be happy “some day” but so far it eludes you?
What’s going on? A lot of people are in this waiting-for-happiness mode, and it’s really just a mind game that has nothing at all to do with reality. Surely you’ve seen photos or movie scenes that show little children simply beaming as they play a simple game with stones as they squat naked in the dirt, unaware of the squalor of their surroundings.
I think this video might cheer you up, and while you hum along, allow your mind to drift toward the things that make you smile. A puppy? A kitten? A little bird you rescued when you were a kid and put it back in its nest? Enjoy this… it’s “The Puppy Song” by Harry Nilsson, as heard in the opening of one of my top favorite feel-good movies, “You’ve Got Mail” —