Do you ever find yourself thinking ‘I’ll be happier when…’ or ‘I’ll be happier if…’.
Typically with these statements, the if and when is tied to something we envision in the future. It’s never now and it’s rarely soon.
This quote, by James Oppenheim, reminds us that happiness doesn’t have to be something we wait for or search for in the distance. Instead, we can cultivate it now. We can appreciate and nurture the things already around us today.