Recently a friend told me that she saw her definition of success on a coffee mug. It was a nice definition. I don't remember the entire quote exactly, but I was able to find something very like it (might even be it):
"Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much,
who has gained the respect of children,
who leaves the world better than they found it,
who has never lacked appreciation for the earth's beauty,
who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves."
The conversation inspired me to think about what my definition of a successful life would be if I had to write it on a mug. I came up with something I liked, but I'm too sleepy right now to remember what it was.
Anyway, if you had to write your definition of a successful life on a space no larger than a coffee mug, what would it say?