November 09, 2008

This is... my favourite quote.

This weeks "This is.." is a very provoking many many beautiful and profound quotes that I had trouble discerning to which was best! So I have found one that resonates....

Success Happens Here, originally uploaded by leefly.


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.

Often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, it is an adaptation of a poem published in 1905 by Bessie Stanley.

Thank you to Strawberry Kisses for this weeks suggestion for Angela of Three Buttons meme.

1 comment:

one little acorn said...

I love this and have used it in a post in the past myself. It is so true. Thanks for the reminder.