Monday Mantra | Love and Friendship are the True Measures of a Successful Life

Happy 4th of July! I hope your holiday has been an absolutely lovely one! Today’s Monday Mantra is Love and friendship are the true measures of a successful life.

As the 4th of July weekend comes to a close, I am reminded of how true this statement really is. Often in our culture, we are focused on obtaining or accomplishing things outside of ourselves, whether that is an advanced college degree, a specific job title, or a big, beautiful house. But these worldly items are not the measure of a truly successful life and actually limit our ability to live fully and happily if we define ourselves by them. Our meaningful connections with others is the true measure of success. At the end of your lifetime you are not going to look back and think about all of the things you obtained. Instead, you are going to remember the moments with those you share love and friendship with. You will remember the way your child held onto your finger with their tiny, perfect little hands, or laughing until your belly aches with your best friend, or the years of loving partnership with your husband or wife. These connections are the nectar of a happy, successful life.  

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