Thursday, August 23, 2012

Key to Successful Life

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

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

thank you. this is the last thing I am reading before I go to bed. Thank you.