Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Emerson's Definition of Success

Palm Valley Lutheran Church
     Round Rock, Texas
Photography by Maxie

When ask to define a successful life, I instantly think of Ralph Waldo Emerson when he wrote:

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and 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 redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded." 

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