“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
Will share on Facebook!
It’s worth sharing, thanks!
I love the post and the definition of success is close to my heart! Thank you for sharing the smile!
It’s a great definition, reminds me of Kipling’s poem ‘If’.
Emerson’s advice for success is so simple. Why do so many find it so hard to do?
I know I do the first one a lot…..laugh often and much!! LOL
😆 I’m sure the rest apply as well.
I’m smiling so wide that one cheek is hitting your front door and other other ladysigh’s cause she linked me here. She got here B-4 me. It’s great to have a group smile/laugh. Don’t you just love it when someone who’s told to smile says, “I don’t want to!” I scratch my head. Next time, I’m going to quote Emerson, lol! 🙂
😆 Happy to join in a group smile/laugh any time! 😀
Ever true and inspirational 🙂
It is. Nice to see yoy back andy1076! 🙂
Happee to be back! 🙂
Bless you hon! Just the reminder I needed this morning – shared it to facebook too 🙂
That’s great! Thanks! 🙂
Whooooo…. what a beauty and as for the quote, I might start using your quotes. Awesome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was a wise guy, eh!
Eh? An aussie saying, eh. Move to Canada, huh!
Yes I like Waldo.
Huh? I like Canada but it would be too cold for me.
I agree, Subh!
Gosh! Such cute owls…(without beak or being camouflaged??)
Thank you for sharing!! Cheers~ 😀
Thanks for visiting.
You’re welcome, my friend!! Cheers~ 😀
Love the quote and those beautiful owly faces.
Wise owls. 😆
Some words truly are footprints that cannot be washed way in time. These are great words indeed.
Yes, words to live up to or at least try to…
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