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Monday, December 9, 2013

Success

It's Christmas card time again, along with elevating thoughts ....

These came on an accompanying bookmark, which is always such a useful present.  It is so much better to use a proper bookmark, instead of that book voucher you rediscover just as it has expired ....

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
THAT IS TO HAVE SUCCEEDED

 
 

2 comments:

Judith said...

I used to have that quote on my fridge two houses ago, stuck there with a fridge magnet...thanks for the reminder!

Joan Druett said...

What happened to the magnet? :)

Which makes me wonder if you have a stainless steel fridge now.

We used to have a fridge coated with white enamel, or whatever, and I had all kinds of illuminating thoughts stuck up there, along with pix of my friends, family, and kids, and a whole batch of magnetic numbers so I could create great and illuminating thoughts myself, while the potatoes were boiling.

But then we bought a stainless steel fridge with stern warnings about magnetic stick-ons... I realize now a whole dimension of my life has disappeared.