‘Authentic success is having enough time to pursue personal pursuits that bring you pleasure, time enough to make the loving gestures for your family, time enough to care for the home, tend your garden, nurture your soul. Authentic success is knowing that if today were your last day on Earth, you could leave without regret.
It’s discovering and calling forth your gifts and offering them to the world……It’s making a difference in others lives, and believing that if you can do that for just one person each day, through a smile, a shared laugh, a caress, a kind word, or a helping hand, blessed are you.
Authentic success is not just money in the bank but a contented heart and peace of mind. It’s earning what you feel you deserve for the work you do and knowing you are worth it.
Authentic success is feeling good about who you are, appreciating where you’ve been, celebrating your achievements, and honouring the distance you’ve already come.
Authentic success is where being is as important as doing. It’s the steady pursuit of a dream.
Authentic success is not about accumulating but about letting go, because all you have is all you truly need.
Authentic success is living each day with a heart overflowing.
The past year has been a year of great changes in my life, a year of letting go and moving on. What makes success and what I am striving for has been at the forefront of my mind. I came across this piece written by Sarah Breathnach, and for me, it just put my thoughts into words in a way so apt I just had to share…..
And accompanying it is a painted photograph, which was actually our very first wedding gift…… from the lovely Marcie & her husband whom we met the morning after our wedding when out to brunch in Joshua Tree. As we drew up our convertible (um, not converted due to the excessive amount of shopping filling the boot…..)….we saw a cool camper van in the car park….and went over to admire it…. when we met Marcie and her husband, the most lovely and inspiring couple, who actually got married in a bookshop in their 60’s, and who were started out on their own incredible adventure.
We all did photos, and they gave us our first wedding gift, this beautiful picture of the Healer River. What could be more heartfelt & spontaneous that being given a beautiful photograph at the start of your honeymoon by two lovely strangers……