So many of us live our lives always expecting for something to happen, tricking ourselves into thinking and believing that tomorrow will be better than today, that the next moment will be more precious and more valuable that this moment, constantly dreaming and hoping for something else, for something better, not realizing that: “Life is what happens to you, while you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon

If we could only start seeing this as being true and if we could only allow ourselves to be fully present in everything we do without the need to chase for something else, without the need to chase after something that will happen in the future, something that is not yet there we would be happy.

When your mind is fully present and engaged in whatever you are doing each second of the day, you are content and you are at peaceful, for life is now, and life will always be now, not tomorrow, not yesterday, not in 1 year, 10 years, 50 years, but now!

The beautiful and inspiring words that you will read bellow will help you remember who you are and what life is all about whenever your mind will try to convince you that where you are is not good enough, what you have is not good enough, who you are is not good enough. If you could remember these powerful words that hopefully will be engraved in your heart after reading them, you will be able to tame your mind and chances are that in time, you will be able to get to a point where you can appreciate the present moment fully, while still moving confidently in the direction of your dreams.

“There is no way to happiness.

Happiness is the way.

So, treasure every moment that you have.

And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special.

And remember that time waits for no one.

So stop waiting until you finish school until you go back to school,

Until you lose ten pounds until you gain ten pounds,

Until you have kids until your kids leave the house,

Until you start work Until you retire,

Until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night,

Until Saturday morning, until you get a new car or home,

Until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer,

Until fall, until winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or fifteenth,

Until your song comes on until you’ve had a drink,

Until you’ve sobered up until you die, until you are born again,

To decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy

Happiness is a journey, not a destination

Work like you don’t need the money,

Love like you’ve never been hurt,

And dance like no one’s watching.” ~Author Unknown

~love, Luminita💫

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Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita, the Founder of PurposeFairy, is an enthusiastic student of the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Her acclaimed blog post, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy , was shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook. Later on, it became the heart of her book, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy., book that was published by Penguin Random House. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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  • danaadmin

    1, July 2012 at 7:04 am

    Thank you Satish, will do 🙂

  • Satish

    19, June 2012 at 4:23 am

    Its really inspiring reading your posts. You seems to be a watch tower for many . Keep up the good work !!

  • David Hamilton | Everlution

    18, June 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Happiness is the way, indeed!

  • Shirly

    18, June 2012 at 2:09 pm

    thank you thank you thank you!

  • thuy tracy

    6, June 2012 at 5:32 pm

    it’s verry wonderful!!!!

  • Rosevilla Osana

    17, May 2012 at 12:58 am

    likes all your quotes. love it

  • Sammar

    16, May 2012 at 7:18 am

    Excellent post Dana!!!!!! We ought to understand the importance of present time for shaping our future ………………..
    Most of us utterly wait for something in future and ignore our present which is actually the real PRESENT!!!
    Thanks for sharing….

  • Sami

    2, May 2012 at 3:19 pm

    WOW!! Once again you could not have put it any other way! Millions and millions of us do walk around waiting for that perfect happy moment becuase we concentrate so much on the moments and things we dont have in the present moment that we lose focus and the reality is this very moment that we are breathing is all the more precious. We all need reminders, next the goal is to engrave this in our heart and not forget or lose sight of what every moment could be. From the bottom of my heart purpose fairy Thank you!

  • jon michael

    1, May 2012 at 4:23 am

    All to often I forget to be greatful, I am so greatful to have access to your website as it reminds me how much I have to be greatful for

  • Nikki

    30, April 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I love it! Lately I’ve been practicing being in the present moment, and feeling my energy throughout my body, and it does seem to increase the joy in my life. My “word of the year” for 2012 is “connect.” Thanks for your great website!

  • mike

    30, April 2012 at 7:29 am

    What a wonderful way to start the week.I´m seeing my Mum today for the first time in over 2 years.I am feeling lots of different emotions.This will be my mantra.Happiness in the now.Thanks Dana

  • Selvi

    30, April 2012 at 5:33 am

    Selvi, may you find Happiness in your life….

  • Julie

    30, April 2012 at 4:59 am

    As usual this was so appropriate for what is going on for me and alot of people I know once again thanks it was just what I needed to hear!!!

  • George Pirintzi

    29, April 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Waiting for life to start is a common problem…and suddenly it’s too late, it’s all over!!! Only when you take full responsibility for your experience of life, then you really start living.

  • Megan

    29, April 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I really love reading all your post.