Monday, December 17, 2012

What is Success?

So, I missed my 4 mile training run last weekend...and both 30 minute runs last week.  I started beating myself up about it, calling myself a failure and the usual likes.

Tonight, I found myself thinking, searching, asking...asking about life, activities and so on.  Successes and failures.  I searched my heart and asked that God expose the successes to me.

Minutes later, I again thought about the missed run.  While my training plan did not get met last week, it is not the end of the world.  I spent time with my daughter just me and her - success.  I got to spend time with a friend at the mall - success.  I attended the high school ministry that I volunteer with and told a bit of my story while encouraging them to seek a relationship with God - success.  I got to bake cookies and make a mess with a few of those young ladies and get to know them a bit more - success.  I got to be the goofy mom I have missed dearly these past few years while baking with my daughter -success.  I got to serve kindergartners so another friend could attend church service - success.

Success really is relative, isn't it?  It depends on what your end goal is and what you are focused on.  This week it is back to training while juggling some of the above, but I find myself sitting here truly thinking that the break was worth it and for better things in the long run.

What does success look like for you?