Let me just give credit up front for this blog to my husband Slurpico. He sat on the couch today and in his college professor voice said to me, "I will share with you something I learned from the nuns in school." Here is the sum of this conversation.
You cannot chase success. You must be what it is that God intended you to be. If God intended you to be spinach, you are placed here as a spinach seed. It is up to you to figure out what your purpose is and seek the sunlight and nutrition to make it happen. If you do not know what that is, you must pray with fervor that God's will be done. It is a major tenet of the Lord's Prayer. If you pursue success for the sake of success, it will not happen. People who gain recognition did so because they have succeeded in becoming whom God designed them to be.
The roses that bloomed over the archway this year outside our back door were placed here for a specific purpose. They were meant to be roses, if only for a moment. A thousand years and one second are the same to God. The roses bloomed and satisfied God's destiny for them. They did what they were meant to do. It sounds simple but it makes total sense.
Johnny, congratulations and God Bless. You produced one heck of a crop of spinach.