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Happiness Just Around The Corner?

I must thank my husband for the inspiration – he suggested that I write this post after an interesting conversation we had. It was our observation of some people we know that set us off on this discussion.

 Happiness Just Around The Corner?

Whenever we talk to or meet with these people, they are talking about how things will be just fine ‘as soon as’ 
– they finish with a certain project;
– as soon as they reach a certain marketing target in their business;
– as soon as they have made enough of money………
They’re always taking up new ‘projects’ that they are convinced will eventually make them happy.
The sad part of it is that ‘as soon as’ never comes. Most often, they  have set themselves unreasonable goals, or have made stupid decisions and ‘happiness’ evades them. On the face of it, they have it all – a lovely house, a fair amount of money, a good standing in society…all the ingredients for a good life. But they’re still waiting to be happy!
In some way, we’re all caught up in this rat race – “I will be happy ‘if’“….”I will be happy ‘when’“… happiness seems always just around the corner, when in fact the time to be happy is NOW.
Richard Carlson put it beautifully when he said, “To a happy person the formula for happiness is quite simple. Regardless of what happened early this morning, last week, or last year – or what may happen later this evening, tomorrow, or three years from now, Now is where happiness lies.”


  1. Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 13, 2009

    @Ani – Am glad – you’ve posted after a long time. Liked your post on trust.@ Mixedblessings – yeah it seem so appropriate@Queen B – thanks for dropping by..loved your Mother’s Day post. You’ve got a new follower!Yira – Love Early Morning Peace – another follower to your list!Corinne

  2. Queen B Queen B May 11, 2009

    This is powerful and true…Thank You so much for the gentle reminder!

  3. Yira Yira May 11, 2009

    I love your blog. So insightful and hopeful. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.

  4. Ani Ani May 7, 2009

    am doing good corri.. how about u?

  5. Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues May 7, 2009

    @ SM – Thanks for coming by my blog. I visited yours too.@ Indy – Another blogger? Would love to have a look see – but then it’s a universal subject…@Vidya – Wonderfully apt quote – as always.@Indrajit – Came by your blog too..nice and personal.@Ani – You got it right – enjoying the moment is what life is all about. How have you been, girl?

  6. Ani Ani May 6, 2009

    awwww.. that was such a lovely post.. and soo truee.. all of us are soo caught up in this rat race.. that we dont realise that.. hang on.. all i need to do to be happy is just hang in there and enjoy the moment even if i have lots of problems.. i can still be happy about myself.. 🙂

  7. Indrajit Sensarma Indrajit Sensarma May 6, 2009

    Bang on – I’m also so surprised to the human design.I was reading a quote something like human can’t learn from history/past.We’ve tried so hard to be happy after getting something – and never found that happiness. Not in the house, car,job,sex,child,marriage,good neighbor — absolutely in NOTHING.Then aren’t we searching in a totally wrong place. If lost our key in a dark lane and searching it in the place where light is there – so absurd.Even then enjoy this :)) .

  8. Indyeah Indyeah May 5, 2009

    People never seem to live in the ‘now’ do they?or maybe they have forgotten how?uncanny! OG another blogger just discussed the rat race on his post and here I find another mention again :)I loved the cartoon simply coz its so true ….I also have to apply this lesson in my life…sometimes I lag behind…:)(((hugs)))):))

  9. sm sm May 5, 2009

    like your post about observation and hungar also. i agree with you.

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