Monday, February 21, 2005

Home And Gone Again

Yes, it is Tuesday and what a week it has been!

Dave has been home, in San Jose, Alameda, Clayton, home again and is currently on a plane headed for Washington state. He will have a week or so of medical tests and evaluations before he will be sent home to start therapy and treatment. It looks like he will have 6-12 weeks of medical leave and then his terminal leave will start before he returns to the everyday work world we all know and love....okay, don't love but it is how the saying goes. We leave for PV, Mexico on the 2nd and I cannot wait! We are all in need of some sun, sand, rest and relaxation. It is funny, Dave is excited about our trip but thinks it is funny how excited I am to leave home when all he wants to do is BE home.

Mason and Dave are just the cutest pair. Mason cannot get enough of his dad and is even taking to schnubbin the mama. That's gratitude for you! I'ts okay, I would much rather have Mason want only Dave than to continue to be saddled with full responsibility.... while this way, I get the much needed break from Mason's every need. I love feeling like I have such a successful marriage and family. I am sure it is a good combination of luck and determination.

I am sure in the coming weeks you will be hearing from Dave. He has lots to say and tell with regards to his experience as a whole and with hindsight perspective. I hope you are all well and are taking the time to appreciate the good people you love. I know we are!

Love to you and have a Successful week!

Real Success

There are as many definitions of success as there are people who pursue it. Real success is what feels right to you, what you know in your heart that it is.

If you have to compromise your most deeply held values to achieve success, that isn't success. If you have to make yourself miserable to achieve success, that isn't success.

Real success comes from bringing to life the best of who you are. It has nothing to do with acquiring trinkets or exercising power over others.

Real success comes when you use each moment to express a purpose that is uniquely you. Success is a gift you work to give rather than a position you strive to attain.

You can never be happy by accumulating things you don't truly cherish, no matter how many of them you may have. Happiness is yours when you simply let it be, with no conditions and no requirements.

Move on past the disappointment that comes from following a dream that is not yours. Be the best of who you are, and live the joy of real success.
Ralph Marston from The Daily Motivator with permission

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