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Monday musings…

The secret to your success
is found in your daily routine.
John C. Maxwell

If someone took a look at my usual daily routine they wouldn’t think I am a success, but I think I am. My days now are quiet, and for the most part doing only what I want to do. I am retired and that is part of my success. I worked full-time for 50 years and some of those years I also worked part-time. I am by no means wealthy, but I can pay the monthly bills. I may not have everything I want, but I do have everything I need.

The friendships I have are a big part of my success. I have wonderful friends that I love and respect. There are those that I know I can call if I need anything, and they will do whatever they can to help. Truthfully, there have been times that I would have given up the fight without them. And of course, there is family. The family I have left live in a different state and I haven’t seen them in quite a while. But, there is a bond that cannot be broken and I treasure my family. Friends and family are blessings. Precious gifts from God.

I am happy and content.
That is success to me.

What defines success for you?

22 thoughts on “Monday musings…

    1. Being at peace is a success. With all the stress and pressures in today’s life, it takes a bit of work to find peace and success and maintain them.

  1. Beautiful post, Patricia. Success isn’t a one size fits all. Different people view success differently. I think that as long as I’m content with my life and with the blessings I’ve been given, that’s success.

    1. Thank you, Cherie, and welcome to Patricia’s Place. Contentment and recognizing blessings are definitely the way to success!

  2. Success has different definitions for different people. I would say that as long as we’re happy and we can pay the bills, we’re sucessful.

  3. I so love this Patricia, the simplicity of it from JM’s quote to your lofty perspective. I too feel I always have what I need even if to the outside world doesn’t appear very lavish. Less is more, peace my goal above anything in life, a lesson it took years to learn.

    Lovely writing, as always. Susannah

    1. Peace is important. Without it, life is lived just spinning wheels and getting nowhere near where we are meant to be. I think that is a lesson that is not an easy one to learn because we are taught to be self-sufficient and in control at any cost. I think your life is lavish in that you freely and generously give of yourself to the people in your path. A rare gift.

  4. That’s wonderful and that is my idea of success too. We’re much better off now that we’re both retired.

    1. I know some people who thought they would not like being retired, but now that they are, they wonder why they thought they wouldn’t like it. I think they thought they would be bored and feel useless. Life has a way of surprising us.🐱

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