SOLC22: day 30, a successful dialogue

During morning circle, I asked, “what does it mean to be successful?”

J, K and E started off with the responses of “good grades, good college, good job.”

S said, “money,” and several others laughed and echoed his idea.

Then C said, “I think if I became very good at something. An expert, that would mean I’m successful.”

C called on me. After some thought, I said, “To be able to do something I loved.”

I passed it to M who said, “I would feel successful if I could give to other people who are in need. There are so many people who have so little. If I could give to them, that would mean I’m successful.”


After that, X said, “I want to do like M, and be in the MLB.” X passed it to G.

G said, “I wanna do like M, and be in the NBA.”

M’s idea was infectious. It made so much sense.

So often our morning circle brings out surprising and beautiful thoughts. Things I would never have anticipated.

These are moments of success doing something I love.

What does success mean for you?