We live in a time obsessed with success - success measured by money, possessions, status, fame and superficial attractiveness.
But where is the beauty in this? Where is the tenderness and kindness? Where's the humanity?
It's our failures that shape us and make us. It's our shortcomings that make us relatable. It's our mistakes that lead to growth.
Where's the success measured by you waking up and speaking gently to yourself? The success of falling instantly asleep because you're not haunted by worrying thoughts? The success of showing up every day and choosing to love? The success measured by being a good person - loyal, compassionate, committed to something bigger and better than yourself?
How I long for that kind of beauty in this world.
The kind of beauty where status is measured by how generous you are with your words and actions.
The kind of beauty where fame is reserved for nurses, loving parents, firefighters, the bin men, cancer researchers - extraordinary ordinary people who enriches this world by their deeds.
The kind of beauty where the possessions we obsess about are collecting as much connection as we can, goodwill, memories of love and the gems of forgiveness, acceptance and support.
How I long for a world where success is measured by the goodness in our hearts.
Your life, your choice!
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