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MorningAngel
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Posted on Fri, Oct 20, 2006 19:49

There is a picture on the wall in my bedroom. Success is living the life you want to live. I can remember as a child thinking that I would only be a success if I had a career where I earned a great deal of money and had the house and cars and so on.. I remember feeling envy towards some I knew who had huge houses. As I grew up ofcourse I realised that truth and that all the money in the world can't truly buy happiness. Money is merely a tool. A useful tool that can enrich our lives or destroy it depending on how we view and use that tool. Then I started to view success as gaining the fame I seeked. I wanted to stand up in front of thousands and to have the ability to move them to tears with my music. And then later on I wanted to conduct the music that could evoke the emotions I felt in the songs. And then one day that happened. I stood up and sang and recieved my first standing ovation (hey it was only at a church but it was one none the less *LOL*). Afterwards I had an elderly lady (We all called her Grandmom out of respect and love) come up to me with tears in her eyes and told me that I'd sung like an angel a song that had been her favorite song (it was an old Grace Fields song) I realised that I didn't need to perform at the Met or on any grand stage to accomplish my dreams. I only had to do what was in my heart and to give it my all. I think that true success is merely being able to live out the hopes and desires of our heart. There have been times in my life where I was too scared to hope or dream. But it was in those times that I learned how very important it is to always look towards a dream.. to always have hope. We might never reach our dreams but we can always look up to them and aspire towards them. Sometimes it is those dreams that inspire and bring about the greatest accomplishments. Almost every thing that we use in todays society was once a dream.. a hope.. a thought. I think that success to me is viewed as being able to fulfill the dreams we have. I think I AM a success. I still have many new dreams to live out. I might not obtain them all but I think that my life is very successful. Will I ever give up or simply settle. No way. I'm a fighter to the core. I'll struggle and fight the fates if I must to achieve my goals. I may never reach some of my goals and dreams. I think perhaps that is why dreams can change and evolve. Perhaps success in it's raw form is being able to go to bed each night and knowing that you've accomplished one small step forward in life. Success is living life your way. Leigh


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Posted on Mon, Nov 06, 2006 13:48

thanks for posting.. Boobster you are so beautiful ...I am sure it is only a matter of time before you are successful in finding the man of your dreams... Morninh Angel..you are always so sweet..We are what we think what we dream..A wish is a dream that is hoped for...I believe we can make our dreams come true....without our dreams we are but empty shells.....I truly believe this..I gave up my dream once...It was a dark place ..one I will never return too...Ever..... Thank you all for posting... Erica Anne @}--------- Erica Anne @)--------------


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Posted on Sun, Nov 05, 2006 19:51

Hello Dale...I am not surprised to receive this post from you..you are steady on..and seem to have figured out what really counts in life...It is true... take away all the money and the material things what do we have...we have our loved ones..or families...our friends.......we are the sum of our experiences the good and the bad....without love we are but empty shells....and all the money and material things in the world cannot make us feel whole or bring us the happiness we seek.... thank you for posting... Erica Anne@)---------


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Posted on Sun, Nov 05, 2006 19:25

Hi Will..perhaps our individual happiness...seems somewhat elusive simply because we haven't really figured out just what it is that will make us truly happy...perhaps knowing what it is that will bring us happiness...is the key...my point is sometimes we think we know yet once we have it...or achieve this goal..we still do not feel sated...we still feel that void...that intangible illusive something that still remains a miss.... thanks for posting... Erica Anne@)---------


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Posted on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 07:38

Having a wonderful, successful loving family and friends. Two granddaughters with one on the way with ten little toes and ten little fingers to love and cuddle. I can sit down and pay all my bills on time and buy all the food and material things that I truly need. (not everything that I want maybe) LOL The only thing that is missing in my life is my soul mate, so I guess I really can't complain. I can always have more friends too.


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Posted on Sat, Oct 21, 2006 18:08

Wow RR sounds like you are just where you want to be...and where most people may dream to be....you honestly sound contented...and happy.....now your gonna go mess it up by getting married??? ((( wink ))) thats a joke...just kidding... Seriously ...now you will have someone to enjoy your success with...what more could you want? Thanks for posting. Erica Anne @)--------


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