Happiness by John Hagee

“I’ll be happy when I retire.” Then they find out that the only bad thing about doing nothing is that you never get a day off.

Happiness by John Hagee
Proverbs 27:1—Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou know not what a day may bring forth.

Happiness is not found in tomorrow!

Much happiness is assassinated by “waiting for tomorrow.”  How many times have I heard people postpone the joy of life by saying things like:

“I’ll be happy when I get older.”  Then when they do get older everything hurts—and what doesn’t hurt, doesn’t work!

“I’ll be happy when I get married.”  Then they get married and discover that, although everyone gets married for better or worse, not everyone has a happy marriage.

“I’ll be happy when I have children.”  Then they have children and discover there are three ways to get something done:  do it yourself, hire someone to do it or forbid your kids to do it.

“I’ll be happy when I retire.”  Then they find out that the only bad thing about doing nothing is that you never get a day off.

When we put off being happy until tomorrow, we are procrastinating.  Procrastination masquerades as the solution to every problem.  When used, however, it produces only grief and despair.

As a pastor for many years, it has often been my duty to stand by the bedside of people who were dying.  In those final moments of life, I have heard some of the sweetest expressions of love and devotion that could be uttered by human lips.

I have never heard anyone say, “How I wish I had spent more time at the office.”  I have, however, heard many people say things like, “I wish we had taken that vacation together,” or, “I wish we had taken time to smell the roses as we raced through life.”

What happened?  They kept putting off being happy until tomorrow.  And tomorrow never came.

Source:  Being Happy in an Unhappy World

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