Thought for the day

My friend Doug McKechnie sent me this in response to my message about losing my friend Al, and I thought I’d share it here:

“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 find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exaltation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived… this is to have succeeded.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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