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How Do You Define Success??? (Or Sometimes Success Isn't What It Is Made Out To Be)
(This blog post was inspired by quite a few friends of mine - the rollcall of namechecks would fill a blog post in itself so - if you think you know who you are give yourself a hug.)

How many times have you heard someone say that they are successful because they have a big car, own their own home, have a gorgeous partner (wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend), and the family they have always wanted???

How many times have you heard someone say they are successful because they enjoy the job they do (whether or not they actually make any money from it), they have been there for their friends, they have helped a stranger in need, they know they are surrounded (either physically or via a communication device) by people who are prepared to get them out of a jam or just act as a Sounding Board when they are feeling down???

How many times have you heard someone say they are successful because they have acted as a "Human
Library Book"and used their experiences to help, entertain, or educate others without asking for anything in return???

The first group of people are what the World would see as successful.

The second group of people are what good friends look like.

The third group of people are my favourite people in the world.  This group have helped me (some of them more than they will ever know), entertained me (either by singing at me or telling me funny stories, or even just by allowing me to sit in their presence for a while and enjoy their company). and educated me (some of them have educated me by getting me interested in subjects I had previously thought I was not clever enough to learn).

If you think you belong in the second group or the third group give yourself a hug, make yourself a drink and put your feet up - you deserve it!!!
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