Over the weekend I had an interesting conversation with an old friend who I hadn’t seen in a few months. We talked about what was new in our lives, which wasn’t much, and I had a realization. I am accomplishing more in my life than I give myself credit for. I have had more success than I realize.
No, I am not a millionaire (not even close) but success shouldn’t be solely based on your financial worth. There is so much more to life than the dollar bills lining your wallet or the $300 purse hanging from your shoulder. I think life would be a lot more enjoyable and meaningful if self-worth and success were based more on your efforts to better society and the lives of others around you. Greed and selfishness are ugly traits.
My bank account isn’t busting at the seams with hundreds of thousands of dollars but my heart is full and my soul, happy. I have a loving husband, 8 fur kids that make just as much of an impact in my life as I in theirs, a career that brings home a decent paycheck, a hobby that provides free insight and support to the community of animal lovers I’ve chosen to surround myself with and a newly started but so far successful rescue helping those without a voice. I’d say I’m doing alright.
Happy Monday Everyone! Give yourself a pat on the back, you deserve it!