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I've learned that it is best to just put one foot in front of the other. That in itself is a success. 'Just keep going' has been my mantra for quite some time now. Especially after 12 years in the restaurant business. Small victories keep us going and help us stay focused. For someone like me who sees the big picture and wants it all now, this is very difficult, but necessary for any kind of fulfillment. It takes daily reminding and this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson puts life in perspective for me. I keep it on my fridge so I don't miss it.
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! -EmersonWe all seek greatness. Some seek it on big ways, others in the little ways. Either way success can be attained. On Emerson, to win "the affection of children". Isn't that the truth. Children are smart and if you have a child who wants to give you a hug or snuggle with you, that's a true blessing. So often we get busy and these endearments are brushed aside or just taken on-the-run. With each child, I'm learning to slow down a little and really enjoy the snuggle time when it's available because it ends quick.
I love critics! I often encounter critics in the arena of faith and family. I may not feel the love in the heat of a debate but in the end I am so thankful for the opportunity to grow in conviction and also for the opportunity to learn. The critics I've been graced with seem to be pretty honest and I don't think they hate me. Appreciate, now that's questionable.
I have three healthy children and a garden patch. One question. Do I have to accomplish all of the the things on the list before I'm a success or is it an any/all type of deal? There I go complicating things again.
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Monday, January 2, 2012
adjective ( -lier , -liest )
exquisitely beautiful : you have lovely eyes | lovely views.
• informal very pleasant or enjoyable; delightful : we've had a lovely day | she's a lovely person.
noun ( pl. -lies) informal
a glamorous woman or girl : a bevy of rock lovelies.
lovelily |-ləlē| adverb
ORIGIN Old English luflic (see love , -ly 1 ).
1 a lovely young woman: beautiful, pretty, attractive, good-looking, appealing, handsome, adorable, exquisite, sweet, personable, charming; enchanting, engaging, winsome, seductive, sexy, gorgeous, alluring, ravishing, glamorous; informal tasty, knockout, stunning, drop-dead gorgeous; killer, cute, foxy, hot; formal beauteous; archaiccomely, fair. ANTONYMS ugly, hideous.
2 a lovely view: scenic, picturesque, pleasing, easy on the eye; magnificent, stunning, splendid.
3 informal we had a lovely day: delightful, very pleasant, very nice, very agreeable, marvelous, wonderful, sublime, superb, magical; informal terrific, fabulous, heavenly, divine, amazing, glorious. ANTONYMS horrible.
1 the practice of forming or pursuing ideals, esp. unrealistically : the idealism of youth.Compare with realism .
• (in art or literature) the representation of things in ideal or idealized form. Often contrasted with realism (sense 2).
2 Philosophy any of various systems of thought in which the objects of knowledge are held to be in some way dependent on the activity of mind. Often contrasted withrealism (sense 3).
idealistic |īˌdē(ə)ˈlistik| adjective
idealistically |īˌdē(ə)ˈlistik(ə)lē| adverb
ORIGIN late 18th cent. (sense 2) : from French idéalisme or German Idealismus, from late Latin idealis (see ideal ).
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