Monday, August 17, 2009

Don't sweat the small stuff

Reduce the Stress in Your Life
I am borrowing this blog entry idea from our friends at L.L Geans Construction Co. in Mishawaka, IN. Thank you for your great newsletters. We enjoy looking at your projects and reading about your company.

"Sadly, many of us constantly postpone our happiness - indefinitely. It's not that we consciously set out to do so, but we keep convincing ourselves, "Someday I'll be happy." It will happen when the bills are paid, when we finish school, get our first job, after we get married, have a child, when the child is older... We'll be happy when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, when we retire. And on and on and on!

"Meanwhile, life moves on. The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. Life will always be filled with challenges. Admit it and decide to be happy anyway."

Mine is the "when I retire" one. My husband's is "when we get this next job done." There is always another job that falls into the same "when we get this next job done." I won't say we are always complaining, because we don't. At least we are truly trying to make an effort to be happy. Are you? I know it is difficult, especially if you work with or live with a constant whiner. But our attitude is just that, ours. And we can make it what we want it to be. Let's make an effort to wake up each day and say, "Today, I am going to be happy!
God bless.

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