Inspiration

What do I live for?

No words can better capture the essence of a life well lived than this wonderful quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“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.”

After all the years of struggle for achievement, for recognition, I have to think that the best in life comes to this.  Let me now focus my days on what really matters – leading with love, helping others, and creating that beautiful garden patch.

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