When I was young I would dreamtof being a knight in shining armor, leading armies and defeating the evil ones.
I thought that it was important to win the championship, knock down the biggest bully, always win first prize.
I seldom won the big prize and when I did win it was never enough. I was perpetually disappointed.
Now on a spiritual path I glory in the small victories, a nice meal, hugs from my wife, lunch with friends, getting the lawn taken care of early and remembering to say thank you.
The prizes I get for these small victories include a beautiful sunrise, a smile from someone and a good night’s sleep.
Mostly it’s peace of mind. I do what needs to be done and am grateful for being able to do it.
Also, sometimes there are donuts.