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Have you been successful today? How do you define success?  Scroll down to the comments, and tell me all about it. May blessings abound! ❤


I started this blog as a means of chronicling my journey of Servant Leadership, but I believe that it has taken on a deeper purpose. As visitors read about my every day experiences as seen through a spiritual lens, I know that they’ll take the meat of my messages — the scriptures — and nourish themselves. I’m sure they’ll remember the stories and get to know me as a result, but the anecdotes are merely the vessels that store the meat. My hope is that you find encouragement here, and when you do, please share it with me. Encouragers need encouragement too.

16 thoughts on “Success

  1. Success–well let’s see.
    I had a successful career as a teacher and coach.
    I had a successful career in the world of nonprofits.
    My children are both successful, responsible citizens. So I must’ve done something right as a mother.
    I am being successful in finding victory through the grief of a disabiling disease.
    I am successful due to my first book being published.
    I am successful each day I get up, exercise, volunteer, go to church, go to Bible study, and do fun things with friends.
    I am successful because God loves me and is for me and I am his workmanship.

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  2. My grandfather used to always tell my brother and I that if you have helped one person breathe easier today you have been successful. It has always stuck with me.

    To laugh often and much;
    to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
    to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
    to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
    to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
    to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
    This is to have succeeded. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I never knew of this poem until my grandmother asked me to read it at his funeral. She said it was his favorite. 🙂


    1. Pepper, this is a beautiful poem. There are so many take-aways in this one. Just the thought of living in this way–to help someone breathe easier, should be the goal of everyone on the planet. Imagine the impact. 😀

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  3. I think I was successful today because I prayed for my son with a disabled car, and I waited for a go ahead from God to discuss a touchy subject with a friend. I don’t always wait and listen!


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