Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Jackie Stammen

11/13/2013 (1 year ago)

Laughs and Love (laughsandlove.com)

Don't Waste Time, Be Happy Now.

Often times I find myself looking to the future, setting goals and pushing forward in order to obtain more - more of something or someone that I ultimately hope will lead to more happiness.

You are in charge, Be Happy Now!

You are in charge, Be Happy Now!

Highlights

By Jackie Stammen

Laughs and Love (laughsandlove.com)

11/13/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: be happy, stop longing for happiness, hold, more, happy, self, how to get more of happy


It,s so easy to think, if I could just get that job, that spouse, that promotion, that house, or start that family, then I'd be happier. Then I'd have reached success. We do this with so much in our lives, whether it's within our professional life, personal life, or spiritual life. Happiness is something we always strive towards and as we move forward, the line we strive towards also moves forward, never quite allowing us to be fulfilled in our search.

No matter what we achieve or accomplish or obtain, it soon becomes our new normal, no longer a distant goal or finish line which equals the highly coveted prize of happiness. Once our sense of normal has shifted and molded into something new (relative to our new circumstances) we quickly forget the things which were once our ultimate goal for happiness. Instead those things become a former step in the road to happiness and this leaves us feeling less than happy once again. It's a crazy cycle of constantly pushing off lasting happiness simply because we feel we have not yet achieved enough.

What is enough?

When does the "finish line" cease to be delayed?

How do you get more of 'happy' and how to you hold tight to it to make sure it doesn't escape?

The time is now to be Happy!


You might think there are many ways to do this, but ultimately there is really only one way.

BE HAPPY RIGHT NOW.

In order to obtain happiness, we need to be happy in the NOW. Don't waste time. Don't allow your life to pass you by as you hope for something better, something different. If you want happiness now, choose to be happy now.

If you're not able to find happiness in this moment, what makes you think you'll be able to find it in the next?

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!



Comments


More Blog

If You Have To Paint, Make It A Painting Party

By Jackie Stammen

It's been a really long time since I lasted posted on here, but I haven't forgotten about this blog.  NASHVILLE, TN -  Truthfully it's not even that I've necessarily felt uninspired. So many times over the past few months I have thought about writing, but my ... continue reading


Are You a Contractual Catholic-Christian?

Image of During mass at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Cubao, Philippines

By Andee de Jesus

Every week, we celebrate the Lords day. We attended the mass not due to compliance and wishes. Our desires inspire us to keep moving, yet there are more reasons on how we should live our everyday lives with our Creator.  QUEZON CITY, PH - One Sunday afternoon, in ... continue reading


#StopEbolaStrike, Protect America

Image of Ebola has a very high death rate.

By Cheryl Jones

There is currently a #StopEbolaStrike under that hash tag on Twitter. LOS ANGELES, CA - Those who are studying this out, scientists, say that this Ebola is a different strain from those that have gone before. It may spread easier. It may go airborne. It may have an ... continue reading


Homosexuals Have Gifts to Offer: Why That Shouldn't Be News to Anyone

Image of Synod of Bishops on marriage and family

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

What bugs me about the headline is that it labels one group of sinners as though the rest of the Christian community is sinless or perhaps less sinful. The headline could just as easily read "Adulterers or Fornicators or Drunks or Liars or Thieves or Murderers ... continue reading


The Brittany Maynard Dilemma: Culture of Life vs Suicidal Euthanasia

Image of All things are possible through prayer.

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CC

As you probably have read on the internet or in newspapers, or seen on TV news, a 29 year old woman named Brittany Maynard has decided to end her life. Where is the outrage over her decision to commit suicidal euthanasia on November 1st, which happens to be ALL SAINTS ... continue reading


Waiting For The Company of Even One Priest

Image of

By Dom Mark Daniel Kirby, O.S.B.

Imagine the pain our Lord suffers every day because of those priests who ignore Him and flee from His company. CANASTOTA, NY - No need to imagine. Read, ponder and share the most recent post from Father Mark on Vultus Christi. These powerful words are taken from ... continue reading


Our Lady of the Rosary, Adoration and My Friend Mike

Image of 'The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known...'

~Archbishop Fulton Sheen

By Michael Seagriff

We celebrated the memorial of our Lady of the Rosary on October 7, which was instituted by Pope Pius V. He attributed the naval victory over the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 to the Blessed Mother's intercession after the Christian world sought her aid through ... continue reading


Prayer is Life Changing

Image of There is unlimited power in prayer. Prayer has the capacity to change all things for the better.

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CC

I don't know about you, but at times in my own life, I forget to pray first before doing anything else, when things go awry. When negative, difficult or challenging things start to happen in my life, I may pace, begin to worry, knit, sew, call a friend, or run an ... continue reading


I Had A Dream to Pray the Rosary

Image of The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer.

By Cheryl Jones

I had a dream, actually two dreams in successive nights. 'For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.  In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and ... continue reading


4 Powerful Ways to Prevent and Ease Depression

Image of Prayer and meditation are helpful for those suffering from depression

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CC

'Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Revelation 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9
1 After this, I saw another angel come down from ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 100:2, 3, 4, 5
2 serve Yahweh with gladness, come into his presence ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 21:20-28
20 'When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for November 27th, 2014 Image

St. James Intercisus
November 27: James was a favorite of King Yezdigerd I of Persia and a ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter