My friend Mona has tagged me, asking me to blog on how I am a success on a daily basis, or something along those lines.
Thoughts appear: Success? What the hell! Me, successful? Mona, my friend, couldn’t you have asked me to identify all the ways I keep myself small and unsuccessful? I could successfully answer that!
Interesting to notice defensiveness. And now I’m getting excited. (Yeah, I get my kicks in funny ways). I’m excited because when I scratch and take a peek at the things under the defense, there are often interesting treasures to be found!
So, what was that question again? Oh yeah. How am I a success?
Just now, I successfully got up and answered the phone that was ringing.
A little while ago I successfully made myself a cup of tea. Anyone who has spent time with me knows how much I love my tea, and that I can make a kick-ass cup of it, too.
Today, I succeeded in answering emails and paying bills.
I am a successful massage therapist. I love working with people in this way, and I love that my clients are coming back to me and telling their friends that they like my work. I am paying my rent and making a living in this way. That’s a success. A year and a half ago I was doing something totally different, and then I took a leap and now I’m doing this. Wow.
I am a success at crying. Matter of fact, I’m an excellent crier. I am so succesful at it that today I went to the store and bought myself 3 new boxes of tissues, because I don’t want to be looking for a box of tissues when the tears come. I can kindly put a box on my desk and a box near my favorite sitting chair and a box near my bed. Last weekend, visiting New York City to meet up with 3 friends, the tears came in a cafe. I sat there and successfully cried for about half an hour. My amazing friends simply sat with me and brought me napkins to blow my nose.
I am a success at wanting to be a writer and at not being quite sure how to make that happen. There are lots of ideas but something hasn’t quite clicked. I am successful at wanting to write a book.
How about you? How are you a success today?