12 February, 2007

What is success?

What is success?
What is success?
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 position;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeed.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

That is one amazing quote/poem thing. I want to be able to say that I've succeeded when I'm lying on my death bed, particularly if it's all of that. I'm sure it's more than just that, but this is a pretty basic explanation wouldn't you agree?

I just wanted to share that, peace.

1 comment:

Steven said...

Maybe a little basic, kinda missed the "love God" part :)

It's good though, definitely a good goal...

Peace hug a tree... outside of a Wal-Mart