September 19, 2012

Gimme a Bigger Piece of Pie

Pie is such a beautiful thing. Whoever invented it should have his or her own holiday. The above pie was created by a talented cook and blogger (click here for the recipe) but I'm just borrowing her image for the visual.

I've been thinking about something that's bothering me and somehow pie just seems to illustrate my point. I hope you'll hang with me on this might just cheer you up. We all know that when pie is sliced, everybody gets a piece. There's only so much to go around and a bigger piece for me might mean that you're stuck with a smaller piece. This all makes sense to me in the world of pie.

But why have we taken this pie theology and applied it to other things in life? For instance, why do we believe there is only so much success to go around? Success is not pie. One person experiencing what seems like a large amount of success does not mean there is less success available for me (or you). But we've somehow convinced ourselves of this and I want to say right now that we are believing a big fat lie. There is PLENTY of success to go around. There is more than enough happiness, love, beauty, talent, humor, wisdom, kindness, grace and hope for all of us to have what we need and then some. Just because it seems like someone you know is getting an extra helping does not mean you have to get less.

Maybe you don't feel very successful right now. I've been there. I hate to beat a dead horse, but did I mention I was fired? But even in the midst of a less-than-thrilling professional set back, I could search my heart at the end of the day and be happy with what I found. To me, that's the very definition of success.

There's something great inside you my friend. Something amazing. And it can never be made less than simply because it seems somebody else has what looks like more. Exactly as you are in this moment, you are completely and totally enough.