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 to endure the betrayal of
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
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson