Thursday, August 20, 2009

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 condition;
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hanging on the wall
at Mr. H.'s aunt and uncle's home
in Montana.:-)

illustration courtesy of
"Sacagawea with Lewis and Clark During Their Expedition 0f 1804-1806"
by Newell Convers Wyeth

1 comment:

Lora said...

I've enjoyed perusing your vacation posts. It looks like you're having a wonderful time! Yellowstone is one nat'l park I've never been of these days:)