November 2006 - Volume 11, Issue 4

Thought For The Month

Definition Of A Successful Life

Photo of a park in New York City during the Autumn season

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