What does a great view mean to you? How many times have you paid more money for a hotel room with a better view? A couple years back, Police star Sting, paid just over $26M for arguably the best view in New York (click here). To some, the best view in the world is sitting in a field at a family reunion - looking at family members of four generations. There was a great view in Branson this week - our nephew took his first steps in the basement of their home (view video here). Not a bad basement view, huh?? In March, Amy and I were fortunate to have the view below on our honeymoon (USVI St. John).
My big question: Is the view off your back deck the only measuring stick to your success and happiness? I hope not. In your repository of memories, which view(s) bring a smile to your face? What I felt yesterday was appreciation for my current view, but yet a yearning for something even better. Don't we all have things that drive us to do and want better? Better for ourselves and our family? Alright, Alright - yes, I am guilty of wanting a better view from my deck. But the beautiful thing about reflection is that now I know why I want the view...to better enjoy my memories from the things that really matter. Family, faith and my contribution(s) to making this world a better place.
Whatever your room, my hope is that you find your measuring stick for happiness and success - along with the tools to help you achieve. Until next time, room service is on me!
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson