What is Success?

What is success?

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate the beauty;

to find the best in others;

to leave the world a bit better,

whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded!

― Ralph Waldo Emerson



Sometimes, when we feel rejected by people, we feel like we’ve been overlooked by God as well.

But the life of King David is such a beautiful reminder not to trust those feelings.

In 1 Samuel 16, we find the story of David – a son left out in the field tending sheep while his brothers were lined up to possibly be chosen as king. A son almost completely overlooked.

To his older brothers, David was young … possibly even a pest. To his father, Jesse, he was just another son. To onlookers, he was a mere shepherd boy. But to God, David was the one destined to be king of Israel. And not just any king. He was from the bloodline from which Jesus would come.

Even though David was not chosen by his father to be brought in from the field, God ensured David didn’t miss his assignment.

We don’t have to let rejection leave us feeling hopeless and defeated. When we’ve been chosen by God, even people’s rejections will not override God’s assignment.

Credit: TrustworthyStudy

My take:

Most all of us have these feelings of rejection and inferiority, often darts from the devil. Some true, some not.

What an illuminating example here regarding David.

Thankfully, God knows our hearts and loves us all unconditionally. How we respond and develop our relationship is up to each one individually.

Let’s strap on the Armor of God and get strong in Him as David most certainly was.

Isn’t it amazing how God desires a dynamic relationship with each of us and knows us intimately?

Morning Routine: 1st 3 unto Thee and me.

1st 3 unto Thee and me

Daily Wellness Program

M—F 5am Arise Opportunity Alarm (Approx 8am on Saturday)
Time Budget = 3 hrs

Each Discipline for 30 min / . 5 hr

1.  Arise, Coffee and Stretch / Breath

A. Opportunity clock – “Rise and shine and give God the glory.”

B. Make my coffee: Organic French Roast Beans Freshly Ground (12 cups), Filtered Cold Water (44oz), Honey (5 tbsp) and Milk (1 cup warmed in microwave).

C. Stetch and Breath (while coffee brews)

Round, Front & Back, Side

Arms and Chest:
Round, Up and Sides

Spine and Back:
Twist Round, Sides and Bend Down

Calfs and Ankles:
Legs and calf extends against wall

Hips and Legs:
Squats and Extend

Back and Spine:
Pulls, Floor Leg Cross overs
Inverted Ball Arches

Corner flys

2. Bible Reading and Study

A. Read Bible NASB Using Olive Tree on Tablet

B. Entering Notes and Tags

C. Sharing meaningful verse on Social Media

3. MAP

A. Review Mission

B. Speak Affirmations

C. Pray

4. Cardio and Learning

A. Workout in Station Bicycle or Elliptical

B. Watch learning and inspirational videos on Tablet or read

5. Strength Training and Praise

A. Total Gym
3 routines high reps and some cardio

B. Listen to inspirational music

6. SSS

A. Use the bathroom

B. Shower

C. Shave