Hoda Kotb says there are only 3 things you need to be happy

October 8, 2019

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If you thought one of them was money, you're wrong. That ain't on the list.

Hoda Kotb has written a book called I Really Needed This Today and the whole book is really meant to inspire and motivate you. In it she shares some of her favorite sayings and quotes and also shares stories and experiences.

Here's one of her favorite quotes/sayings is "You only need 3 things to be happy. Something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to."

I'm suddenly reminded of a girlfriend who loves to have a calendar filled with events she can look forward to. For me, the thought of having a packed calendar fills me with dread and overwhelm, but a fun thing or two I can get on board with. Hoda said:

“I realized most of my life I’ve had something to do but that was it. I didn’t really in that early time have someone to love and something to look forward to. What I realized is that everything good in my life happened after 49. I met Joel [Schiffman> at 49, we adopted Haley at 52, we adopted Hope at 54 — I mean it’s insane. For all the people who are late bloomers, hang in babe. It’s fun at the end, it’s really fun at the end.” ~PageSix

Of course, she's nowhere near the end but she is the oldest she's ever been, so I get it. And these are very encouraging words. It's good to know if you haven't yet found the thing, it's not too late as long as you have air in your lungs. That's the truth. It might not always feel true, but it is.