Saturday, October 16, 2010
Emerson made the blog, not you
Friday, yesterday, was a busy day and I am unsure if I lived it, exactly, or if it was all a figment of my imagination. I was on supercharge from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. and I think there was some karmic sunshine, despite the high winds and rain.
I was at Corcoran High School and I copied a quote from a teacher's room that I really liked. He was working on a unit based upon success. He quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson.
What is SUCCESS?
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the reflection 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
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
I sort of think this is a rather sharp list to think about on a weekly basis. I shall revisit this to think about, from time to time, just how successful I am.