The other thing about this question and me is that the more glittery achievements have not been denied me. I never sought them.
Because …… I’m a good person, right? I’m not very talented at any one thing. I’m not terribly or even slightly gifted in any one thing. I never set out to be famous or have lots of money. I haven’t even really wanted to be a “manager” at work, and I’ve only done it’s when there’s seemed no other way.
I truly believe in humble, durable satisfactions. I am steadfastly content.
More than that, most days I manage to be grateful that I’m able to make a (humble?) living at doing something that is very rewarding and often fun.