Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Thought

An epiphany, if you will, no great man or woman was ever thought such without some greater purpose. That isn't to say they needed to strive for world peace or needed to cure an epidemic, it is just the desire to be a part of something greater than themselves.

Where this comes from is in response to someone saying, "Until you love and accept you just exactly as you are right woman will be able to do it either." I will try to make this the only bit about myself. I know who I am. I am and I am know I am not perfect, but I am wiling to be better to be a part of something. I love myself but I lack confidence based on my own life experiences. There was a time this didn't come through but I know it does now. I try.

But I don't believe loving yourself is enough. I know too many people who love themselves and are not happy. Men and women alike strive to be a part of something greater. It may be in politics, teaching, religion, science or entertainment, but it is that drive to be a part of something greater that truly makes someone happy. The happiest people I know are the ones who love their families more than themselves and see the achievements of their family as their greatest offering to the world. When a person is not able to achieve something greater than just loving themselves then they are not satisfied.

To be a part of something grater than oneself is an achievement. A person who helps build a family is just as much a success and is just as happy as the person who finds a cure for some fatal disease.


  1. In my eyes - success is measured by the goals you've achieved.

    Be it succesfully becoming a mother, or reaching a certain age, or whether you made a billion dollars before you reach 40 - to me everyone's own person success is measured different.

    Its all relative...

  2. Very nice post. There is no greater success than raising a healthy happy child and one of the hardest jobs in the world.

    Beyond that living a good and honorable life, giving back when you can, making a difference in somebody else's life.

    That's a well lived life.

  3. The desire to be part of a family of your own is natural and right.

  4. I agree wholeheartedly. It's taken me some years to come to this conclusion, but I'm there. ;-)