Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they haven’t found it, but because they haven’t stopped to enjoy it.
Cineas was disturbed at Pyrrhus’s intent to go to war against the Romans. “Sir, when you’ve conquered them, what will you do next?” Sicily is near at hand and easy to master. “And when you have conquered Sicily? Then we will pass on to Africa and take Carthage. “When these are conquered, what will be your next attempt?” Then we will fall upon Greece and Macedon and recover what we’ve lost there. “Well, when all are subdued, what fruit do you expect from all your victories?” Ah, then we’ll sit down and enjoy ourselves. “Sir, may we not do it now and forego all the preliminaries?” (unknown source)
Enjoy your life now. It’s not when you make enough money, not when you advance to a better degree, not when you get that new job…. Enjoy your kids now. Enjoy your health now. Enjoy your wife/husband now. Don’t put it off, enjoy it now.
I am not a big fan of what Facebook and Smart Phones have done to us – even though I love my smart phone and my Facebook account…. I’m not a big fan of they way they have robbed our free time, robbed our family time, and robbed our times of boredom where we would have to stop and think, or come up with something creative to do.
Enjoy your life now. put down that phone, back away and begin enjoying today’s life, with real people. When you get to the end of your life you aren’t going to say, “If only I could have posted one more picture from Pinterest.” or “If I could read Facebook just one more time.” No, most people come to the end of their life and wish they had more time with their family, friends and loved ones.
So why not do it now?