Let me introduce you to Zorro. This weekend we let Remy watch that movie, and now he is all about playing the hero, complete with his horse, Tornado (Tracey). This sweet little masked face encompasses my definition of success in life.
This week over at the Scoutie Girl blog, Tara is exploring success in all its different forms and definitions. This is something I have thought quite a bit about, and while I can't always pin down exactly what I think it looks like in my life, I do believe I'm getting there and that my priorities are in line.
From the onset of our relationship, Trace and I have been different. Different than each other, certainly, but different from the world. In our world, there is definitely the idea that success equals 'The American Dream': career, money, cars, and all the peripheral trappings of the well-endowed life. But we committed from the beginning that we weren't going to be part of this. Especially as Christians, we are called to be different. Peter called us 'strangers and aliens' even. We have made decisions based on where we believed God was guiding us at the moment, and while we haven't won the lottery or built a mansion on a hill, we haven't regretted our choices. We are living a successful life!
Back to Zorro, this handmade life is something that fits right in line with successful life Trace and I are allowing God to build for us. I would rather be at home cutting super hero masks from old shirts than climbing my way up an imaginary ladder... I love being part of preschool moments when suddenly it comes to Remy that Jesus hear him when he prays and when Halle says 'E-I-E-I-O' to the postal worker... I think I'm the most successful person I know~ and grateful!
So what is success to you? Are you living in a way that will get you there?