Today is the day we all think about the year to come. And perhaps look back on the year just past, and measure just how much we achieved. Usually against goals we had set before life happened and we made the universe laugh at our plans. We saw this piece on what success means and thought it was the perfect way to welcome in 2015.
For our lovely readers who make our lives richer every day – the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
To laugh often and love much;
to win the respect of intelligent persons
and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest critics
and to endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to give of oneself;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch or redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived–
this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)