Saturday, June 19, 2010
What is 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 redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
A friend of mine, Elisa, spent the night at my house. When Elisa arrived, she brought a huge bag of clothes to sort through. I thought she was planning to spend the whole summer with me! Unlike most sleep-overs, we were out the door by 7:30 a.m.... because we had to beat the weather. What a fun way to spend a Saturday morning!