No fancy beginnings…

No fancy beginnings to this blog.

I simply feel compelled to start putting my thoughts on “paper”. I have nothing out of the ordinary to say, no magical words to save the world, no scientific discovery that will beat cancer and I do not have photographs of the latest must have dress or pair of shoes [ sorry ladies ].

Today, I just have an observation. I question that came to my mind when I woke up.

And that question>>>

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What is success?

So I started to think and I started my day in a different way. Rather than walk Miss Evie around the buildings where I live I grabbed some coffee and sat in the doggie park and contemplated.

Each morning I watch all my neighbors head out to work. They jump into their cars and take that journey to work. Day after day, month after month and well, year after year.

And so many of them count the days to the weekend. To the time they can spend the money they earned in the mall. Endlessly, mindlessly walking from one shop to the other.

Only to be faced with another Sunday evening and the thought of work, heading out to the traffic on yet another Monday morning.

Is this success? For me, far from it.

But… I do realize that success is different to each of us. We all interpret success in a different way.

All too often, I believe, many believe success in a material way. A new this and a new that. But if you have ever purchased that new that or this [ and we all have ] the high, the excitement is short lived…. especially when the bills come in!

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For me the meaning of true success has been a long time in coming, in recognizing.

When I think of prosperity [ success ]Ā  I think of time. Time to do what I want, when I want and spend it with the people that matter most to me.

You know the drill in my world, #lessisMORE …. always.

And so…. what about you?