Tuesday, December 11, 2007


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 frends;
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

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