a new definition of success
on this day of green–and in celebration of the abundance of spring that just seems to have burst forth in my backyard–i thought i’d offer a little reflection on success.
too often, we think of success as getting somewhere, doing something, or being someone. usually a rich and famous someone. someone with lots of green. it’s easy to get caught up in this idea, and harder to slow down and be present. what about just being here? now? being who we are? doing what we love?
i know, easier said than done. i’ve had some experiences in life that forced me to slow down, both physically and mentally. part of my recovery involved taking a close look at my life and deciding what was truly important (because that’s all i have the energy for) and what i really want from this life (because that’s what keeps me going). you don’t have to wait for something to happen, though! take a moment today and reflect. and then take the next moment as it comes. and the next moment. and the next…