I have been thinking a lot about success lately. This is probably due to my swiftly approaching birthday and a deep hidden gnawing that I am unsuccessful. I chock this feeling up to the general lack of unemployment facing many interior designers, myself included. On a good day I don’t take it too personally and blame it on the economy. But on the bad days… because success is of course what society claims it to be~ wealth, fame and achievement. Right?
There is a reason why Einstein is considered a genius.
I received a gentle reminder on true success by my 9 year old son. Last Sunday as Sweet Boy and I packed his new backpack for the first day of school he said, “This was a really great summer mom.” I stood there in shock. Countless images swam through my head including the large number of unfinished projects I currently have, dusty cobwebs, mounds of weeds and the many hours I have spent in the car going back and forth across town helping the Fashionista who lost her car in an accident earlier this summer and the replacement vehicle has been… well, rather a lemon.
Before I could check myself I blurted out, “You’re kidding right?” Sweet Boy innocently looked up at me. “No. We did everything on my wish list and more~ tennis, camping, the aquarium…it was the best summer so far.” I couldn’t help it and asked, “Even with your horrible surgery and getting your braces on?”
“Yep! Thanks mom.” he replied while hugging me.
Whaddya know? Success is not always cloaked in wealth and fame. Thanks God, I needed that.
“Just be determined, be confident; and make sure that you obey the whole law that my servant Moses gave you. Do not neglect any part of it and you will succeed wherever you go. Be sure that the book of the law is always read in your worship. Study it day and night, and make sure that you obey everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. ~ Joshua 1 : 7 ~8
Glory to Him, enjoy the day of rest.
UPDATE: There are several blogs who are generously trying to raise money for a darling boy after my own heart. Please visit Design Gives Back for all the details and please leave a comment on each of these blogs as the organization will donate $1 per comment (WOW!) for this sweet boy Charlie.
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