St Patrick’s Day

My daughter brought this home from playschool last year:

Once upon a time, a brave little man journeyed out into the forest to find his pot of gold.  He looked way up high and underground.  Every time he opened his searching eyes, the little man discovered something new.  His travels made him rich in experience, laughter and love.  He grew younger and younger at heart until he was the colour of spring.

Then one day it hit him: The pot of gold wasn’t a thing at all, but a way of seeing and being.

The little man knew, however, that nobody would understand this unless they experienced it for themselves.  So he hid the wisdom under a rock, under a fern, in a forest, perhaps not far from where you live.  And that is the real story behind the Leprechaun’s pot of Gold.

Happy St Patrick’s Day and every golden day in between.

Be successful now

Having plans, being ambitious, setting targets: these all have an important part in your future success. But are you so focussed on future success that you forget to be successful here and now?

If your plans and hopes for the future are making you so stressed so that you can’t sleep, or you are spending so much time on the future that you don’t enjoy the good things you have already, then you are not being successful right now.

If you spend every day of your life striving for success tomorrow without enjoying today, you will never achieve success.

Take time today to enjoy life: your family, your friends, the world around you. And when you take that time, focus on those things, and really enjoy them. Take time off from thinking about tomorrow.

Wishing a successful day, today!