To laugh often and love much

Ralph Waldo Emerson – says:

“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – this is to have succeeded.”

What is success to you?

To some people, success might mean wealth. To others, it is recognition, good health,
good family, happiness, satisfaction, and peace of mind. What this really tells us is that
success is subjective. It can mean different things to different people. The definition that I
feel summarizes “success” well is:
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.


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