Success. What is it to you? Is it earning a lot of money? Is it fame? Or is it just being happy at the job so?
To me it is being happy at my job. Actually, for me it’s 2 jobs. I love what I do and I love the people I do it with. I am surrounded by great people and I make more than I need. What else can I ask for?
Happiness. This is personal and hard to answer for a lot of people. It has too many components. There’s love, family & friends, health & wealth. Can anyone be truly happy? I think so.
Love. I have been in love with the same person for almost 24 years. We’ve been married for 21 years next week. Yes, he frustrates me and we have our battles, however in the end, I love him. And the feeling is mutual. We know it’s work, but we want to do it. This makes me happy.
Family & friends. Now that’s a subject with a lot of stories. No time for that now. I’ve burned my bridges and have a handful of close friends. I’m happy with that. Yes, sometimes I miss my old friends, but less often than I thought. I’ve become a recluse in my old age. Maybe it’s because socializing is part of my job and I just want quiet time. Anyway, I love my friends. I love my family. A quirky group of people that surround my life with love, support & laughter. Lots of laughter. This makes me happy.
Health. No known diseases or illnesses. Well, except the “getting old” stuff. Aching joints & muscles, poorer eyesight etc. etc. This makes me mostly happy.
Wealth. This goes back to success too. Like I said, I make more than I need so that we are able to save here and there. By selling our house and buying a condo, we are also debt free except for our small mortgage. That should be done in a few years. This makes me happy. Really happy.
I am a lucky, lucky person. I am truly grateful to be so happy. May you be happy too.