through the words of others...

These words hang closely to the right of me each day at work, but they've gone unread for over a year. I let the words find a place in the minutes of my scattered day, and I'm sharing them here so they have the chance to find a place in yours:

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... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! ~ Emerson

1 comment:

Wendy Irene (Give Love Create Happiness) said...

This is really beautiful Jess! Thanks so much for sharing it!