29 October, 2011

"To laugh often and
much; to win the respect
of intelligent people and
the affection of children;

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 have lived. This is
to have succeeded."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~