In what aspects of your life are you thriving?
From time to time we interview people about what makes them “thrive.” These are some of those interviews.
I have enough finances to do what I want to do. I and my immediate family members are healthy. If those things are in order I feel that I'm thriving. I'm doing what it is I want to do. That's important for thriving. Having some things available that if I'm willing to make the effort I'd do. If I hadn't done what I'd done I might have been a writer. I've always been into sports and was a tennis player but am an avid golfer now.
As a child I thrived and was happy but when I was young and had small children we lived in a small town and it wasn't particularly stimulated. When we moved and I got to working, being professor in math and science, I started thriving again. I like to be stimulated.
Being able to be more interactive with my sister who is in her 60s and is both mentally and physically challenged. My thriving has been helping her to thrive.
All my dreams have been realized. Four or five things were almost insurmountable (I ran over a little boy). You don't ever forget but you move on. I discovered that you can pretend to get over something that is just killing you and you are not but then you get over it, you are over it.
Everywhere because I don't think of anybody else as better than me but I don't think of myself as better than anybody else either. Your weakest points are your biggest assets. I can always find ways to connect to people. If I met the king of England I would find a way to connect to him. You know, he has a wife and children. There would be something. He's no different than I am.