May 22, 2014

Redefining success

My reading pile for tonight...
Tonight I´m looking forward to some reading time. Can´t wait to indulge in the latest fashion buys from ELLE, find new recipes for summer and maybe most of all, starting on Thrive by the fantastic Arianna Huffington. 

"We have, if we´re lucky, about thirty thousand days to play the game of life. How we play it will be determined by what we value. While the world provides plenty of insistent, flashing, high-volume signals directing us to make more money and climb higher up the ladder, there are almost no worldly signals reminding us to stay connected to the essence of who we are, to take care of ourselves along the way, to reach out to others, to pause to wonder, and to connect to that place from which everything is possible. Find your place of wisdom and peace and strength. And from that place, remake the world in your own image, according to your own definition of success, so that all of us can thrive and live our lives with more grace, more joy, more compassion, more gratitude, and yes, more love. Onward, upward and inward!" - excerpt from Thrive. 

How beautiful and inspiring aren´t these words? I think Arianna Huffington is such a wise and cool woman, wildly successful, yet striving for something even bigger, a fulfilled life in all senses.