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#BlogFlash2012: Day Ten – Success
As a culture, we measure success quantitatively, as if – to bastardize a line from the great football coach Vince Lombardi – money isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. Resentment notwithstanding, we revere the rich-never mind the blood on their hands.
When Dave and I were young, on the drive to Pennsylvania to visit family we lost our muffler. We were devastated; repairs would break us. The next morning, while we slept, my uncle drove our car to a garage and had it fixed. A laborer, my uncle never had much money, but to me he was a tremendous success.
Word count: 100
What a great story. Glad your Uncle was there to save the day. What an amazing man :)
Thank you so much, David! It is these acts of kindness that truly define great people!
Great story. It just goes to show that there are heros everywhere.
Thank you, Elaine – I really think so too!
I love those relatives. The relatives with money don't give as easily in my experience.
Thank you so much for the link, Heidi!
What a lovely man. Quite similar to my post today. I am so thankful for those who have little but give so much more to everyone else around them.
Happy Friday everyone!
Thank you so much, Melina. Your post today is so incredibly inspiring!
Oh, what a wonderful memory!! People who go out of their way for others – family, friends, even strangers – are building a legacy no celebrity can come close to matching.
Here is my link for the day: http://www.sweetbananaink.com/2012/08/10/blog-fla…
I couldn't agree more, Ruth! Thank you so much for the link!
Yep, had something similar happen on the road. :)
Really? That's so wonderful, Coral! People can be so kind!
Sounds like he was a real good egg Terri.
Here's mine: http://donnalsadd.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/day-10…
If you don't see my posts over the next day or two, it will mean that I am without a computer. Hopefully, it will all work out. Good weekend all! :0)
Have a wonderful weekend, Donna, and thank you so much for the link!
Families can be true successes, unconditional love and sacrifice works wonders!
Here's my link to today's installment: http://thelastkrystallos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/b…
Absolutely, Lisa! Thank you for the link!
I think it is far to easy to define success in terms of money, career, fame, etc. I love redefining success with those family moments or moments that strangers go beyond what is expected. Great post :-)
Thank you, Angela – I'm in complete agreement with you on this! It has been wonderful to read so many posts today that define success less by what you have in your pocket, and more by what you keep in your heart.
What a fab story and what a lovely man your uncle was to do that for you.
Here the link to mine http://wp.me/p1UhOl-7P
Thank you, Carlie. I certainly have great memories of him! Thank you for the link!
What a wonderful man to leave you with such a wonderful memory. Hope you don't mind but mine is longer than the 100 words. I combined it with another prompt where I had to write for five minutes. http://candylittle.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/day-1…
Not at all, Candy! I think it's wonderful that you were able to combine two prompt challenges in one!
I was going to use a line from Scarface: "I want my own line of jeans with my name on the back of girls' asses."
I wrote this instead:
Thank you so much for the link, Eighty Six!
I think those who have less are more willing to share it. It's good to have uncles like that.
Here's my post for today: http://word2live.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/enjoy-y…
Thank you so much for the link, Andrea!
What a great memory! Here's my post for today. http://wp.me/p26mcl-uu
Thank you so much for your link, Amanda – your post today is very thought-provoking!
What a lovely memory. And showing that success isn't all about money! It's giving time to others, using the talent and skills you have to help others. wonderfull! xx
Here's my offering; just in the nick of time. xx
Thank you, Lizzie. He was a wonderful man and I was very proud to share this story. Thank you so much for sharing your link for today!
Great post today!
Here's my day 10: http://christinakrieger.com/2012/08/10/blogflash-…
That's a great story. I've often wondered how I would have survived without people in my life like your uncle. We're lucky people to have them.
Day #10: http://stevenpaul-ashviper.blogspot.com/2012/08/b…
Here's my Day 10 Success story
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That was a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing!
Here's my story for today's prompt:
Thank you so much, Christina!
Thank you Elisabeth! I loved your piece for this prompt – it was so touching!
Thank you Steven!
Thank you so much, Joy!
Thank you so much for sharing this – I love the twist!
money doesn't make the person, only deprives them of challenges.
Terri – I loved your post. Family is so wonderful.
Still catching up – but here is Day 10
I am so behind! Loved your entry, Terri :)
Thank you so much, Rakel! I completely agree – family is the most important thing to me.
Here is #10