May. 30, 2013


"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and
endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others,
to leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you lived.
That is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson