is not in numbers, nor applause;
Success is daring to be you,
your unique Self.
Daring to let fake facades, worries
and dark times fly;
Sharing who you really are,
just you, not a copy or pretence.
We learn from all around us,
from nature in its pure truth
from people who are poor
and those who are rich.
Yet I repeat, success is being true.
Not gleaming facades.
It is the radiant kernel within.
Success is to find joy in the delicacy
of a child’s smile,
in the heart-stopping beauty of sunrise;
In a morning flower, fresh with dew.
© miriam ivarson