I rarely watch daytime TV but just happened to catch about 10 min. of Oprah yesterday. The subject of the show was being happy and what makes happy people....well, HAPPY. It was mentioned that life shouldn't be about success but rather about significance.
I just love that! Success is measured in lots of different ways but, generally, in our society it means a degree, status, money, being first and best at something, etc. I THINK you are successful if you are HAPPY. But the significant thing.........it is something I have thought a lot about this last year, realizing that every choice we make has an effect on the rest of the world. We are all connected in some way and every choice we make has a ripple effect. EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US IS SIGNIFICANT. Every single one of us has been born for a reason, our being here is very planned and deliberate.
What I want to be is significant in a very positive way. I want to make a positive difference in people's lives. Even a simple smile can change someone for the better. My friend Heather today blogged that I was an out-of-the box thinker and a very dedicated mom. That made my day, what a compliment. I'm walking a little lighter today because of it. Every thing we do and say can make a positive or negative effect on the world because we are significant. And we can make a difference in this world.
I am very HAPPY! I have so much I am thankful for! I am thankful too that I am perfectly imperfect but I am still beautifully and wonderfully made. I have gifts to offer this world and then I have things that I am not so very good at, which is why someone else is good at those things to pick up the slack for me :) It is a wonderful life!