Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dance like no one's watching!

One of the very last blogs of Fake Steve Jobs before he turned into Real Dan Lyons (whose blog, BTW, is a lot of crap compared to FSJ; apparently Sir Daniel proved far better pretending to be someone else than being himself... what a pity) pointed me to that page. Despite its apparent naivety in look and feel, it nevertheless has got something very useful to say. Its message reminded me of someone real close. I had a sister, five years older than me, who lived all her life just like the author of the link describes in his text: looking for happiness and fulfillment in the future, planning the 'tomorrow' all the time and forgetting to cease the 'today'. Only few times in my life, I think, I saw her happy, and that was when dancing in a few parties as I remember... like my father, she really, really loved to dance. The rest of her life she spent in anxiety and stress about finding a partner for herself, getting married, having children, raising her daughters, getting them a husband too, getting grandchildren, saving money, building a house, worrying about her husband losing his job, and much more of that... eventually, poor thing, she came to die far too early at the age of 59, almost a year ago, of an aggressive form of cancer!

This guy's text got me emotional... but, nevertheless, I liked his conclusion a hell lot... I keep on giving a similar advice to friends and family whom I often see getting stressed and frustrated in their eco system because of banal and trivial reasons, having to do with office politics and elbow fights. Life is too bloody short to worry about such matters, folks! Wake up! Get a life!

The closing excerpt of this article:

"...So, treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time ... 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 Sunday 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!!

Thought for the day:

"Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching."

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