“Why do we think about ‘being successful’ as having money?” That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. Because it seems to me that often, success is automatically equated with how much money a person makes – or has. When my kids were growing up, people would ask me, “What do you want them to be as adults?!” “Caring, kind and responsible”, is what I would always answer! Because, for me, there are a million (at least) ways to be successful…and none of them have to do with making money.

They have to do with caring for people, animals and our world, with helping others become better people, family members, friends, colleagues and workers, and creating a better world, now and for the future. For me, that’s my definition of success. What’s yours!? (And in case you are wondering, my children are now grown. My son works in a restaurant. My daughter is studying to become a social worker. Both are caring, kind and responsible. And I couldn’t be prouder!) #love #kindness #purpose