Thursday, May 29, 2008

Trace Adkins "You're Gonna Miss This"


How many times have you said when I get this done then I'll be happy?.... when I am married, ...when we are making more money....when my kids are older, ...when I get a bigger house....when, when, when. Do you know that "when" never comes? When you get close to it, it magically changes and it is still ahead in the future? I have lived this way most of life. I was always waiting for this or that to happen. I am now trying my best to enjoy the journey, and not wait to be happy when I get to the destination.
If I am not happy and fulfilled today, with what is,...... then I won't be happy and fulfilled tomorrow. People can be happy in dire circumstances and be miserable in the best. Happiness is a state of mind. It is not determined by the things we achieve or where we are in life. We can really just choose to be happy. I heard it growing up but never believed it. But I have put it to the test and can tell you it is absolutely true.
"You're Gonna Miss This" reminds me of me. I couldn't wait to get out of school, get married and start a family. While I was wishing ahead I was actually cheating myself out of enjoying the present.

6 comments:

The Wallin's said...

You figured it out! That song was just what I needed today. What a great message, just to be in the moment.

Allmykids123 said...

Love, Love, Love it!!!

Stephanie said...

That song makes me tear up every time I hear it. I just think about how fast my kids are growing and it reminds me to cherish every moment. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

How true! Thanks for the reminder.

Candace E. Salima said...

Thought provoking. Thank you.

*Scott, Sarah, Kallee, Rylee, Baylee and Laynee* said...

I love your blog! I am so inspired by your messages and love getting all your great tips! (And I have made the homework packets!)