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Beauty in the ordinary

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19.06.2019

Fill in the blank. I’ll be happy when______.

I’ll be happy when I get the job, or the perfect partner.

I’ll be happy when I lose this weight, or finish this next project.

A new house, a new car, a bigger bank account.

The list goes on and on.

We hear this phrase all the time, as we fall into the cultural trend of trying to get to some illusive destination.

Recently, I heard one dear woman wishing away a joyous celebration event, intended to bring a host of wonderful people together to celebrate.

“I’ll be happy when this is all over!”

This statement really caused me to pause and reflect on our tendency to postpone happiness and joy to some far-off date that never seems to arrive.

It’s an interesting exercise to remember when we wanted what we currently have, and consider whether we are any happier now that we have it.........

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