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Whats Success Without Happiness

Updated on March 4, 2012

Making Money

I come from a family of hard workers. My parents owned a restaurant when I was younger and of course I was there for most of my time. I've never had a problem with putting in alot of work, yet I knew this wasn't what I wanted to be when I got older. I found that making money was always nice but I didn't enjoy the fact that my teenage years where flying out the window. That was the first time I realized life is to short to be building a career that I didn't like.

Finding Love

Soon I took a break from my parent's restaurant and started looking for my own calling. After highschool I got married and now have three amazing sons. With each of my blessings came on alot more responsibility to make money. My husband was working at a job that only paid minimum wage and I wanted to stay at home with my children. I have a hard time trusting to many people with my kids so daycare wasn't really something I considered an option. Being strong headed I actually had to do something I never thought I would. I had to ask for help. As times got very hard I realized I started trying to find ways I could make money but still be there for my sons.The more I looked the more I realized I could find something I love to do and still be able to make enough money for us to survive. At first I started babysitting. Since I love children and have some experience with my own I decided that was a great job. It was alot of fun but after I found out I was pregnant with my third I had to quit. I always wanted to put my children first and I know my house just wasn't big enough for all those kids. Then I turned to making jewelry. The more I made the more I found others had this passion. I soon came up with the idea of throwing lady house parties where all of us could get together and sell our creations. This so far has been a success and I'm a very happy person.

A Happy Ending

I believe Disney got the happy endings wrong. A prince doesn't come and sweep you off your feet and thats the end of it. I believe a true happy ending is when your about to die and you look back and realize your life was really great. Maybe it wasn't what you expected. Maybe you didn't make alot of money or travel alot. As long as you fill complete that is what matters. I get to see my sons everyday. My husband is now going to school to pursue his dream. We may not have alot of money or be what the public may view as successful, but we are happy. To me happiness is success.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I couldn't agree more, making money doesn't have much to do with success. For some it may, but there is so much more to it. For me success means being true to myself. Voted up, and everything but funny.

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      Ruby211 5 years ago from Nevada

      Thankyou dmop. Always being true to yourself I think will deffenitly get your farther. I'm happy and in the end as long as my children did what made them happy I believe that will make me truely successful.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Keep writing, and hang in there. This Hub offers inspiration to those who are looking for ways to help themselves and others.

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      Bldg an Architect 5 years ago

      Lovely story. Best wishes with everything! Hope to see more of you around HubPages.

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      Luis E Gonzalez 5 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Welcome to HubPages. Nice to have you here with us

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      Ruby211 5 years ago from Nevada

      Thankyou all for the words of encouragment! I'm so glad I came across this sight. I can't wait to read more points of views from others as well.

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      Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

      You are obviously a very resourceful and creative person. Bravo to you for working hard to make your life what you want. If you keep the attitude you have now, who knows what great height you will fly to. Keep up the great work....your husband and and children are, indeed, very lucky.

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      Ruby211 5 years ago from Nevada

      Thankyou so much Dee! I'm indeed lucky to have them as well. They inspire me everyday.

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      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      Well done Ruby, I am glad everything has worked out for you and your family!

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      dagny roth 5 years ago from Neverland

      I truly enjoyed your answer to the question I posed!! I have had similar experiences with regards to making money vs. raising children and the balance is tough. Great advice!

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      Ruby211 5 years ago from Nevada

      Thankyou Claudia!

      Thankyou dagny so much for posting that question. I think it was a great one to ask.

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      Rosalinem 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      You have put it across very well, happiness is success . Nothing can buy happiness. well written and keep up the good writing.

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