Friday, June 29, 2007

True Success: My Mantra for the Day


by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.


Lonnie Cruse said...

Yes, indeedy! Thanks for sharing that.

Julia Buckley said...

It's good, isn't it? Something I have to keep reminding myself of. (Sorry--I ended with a preposition).