This quote is a good one to remember on days like today (for me) so I thought I would share its beauty.


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


  • GermanDolls

    Awesome quote! If everyone lived by those rules earth would be a better place! I got so frustrated the other day when I was driving the children to school. Everyone in that parking lot was so darn selfish and wouldn’t let people in or out. Simple kindness goes a long way…

  • Andréann Larouche

    This is very beautiful indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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