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