Sunday, March 6, 2011

Definition of Success


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

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