"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." - attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson


I LOVE this quote. I have used it many a time in trainings and group work. Thanks for this...feels like a visit w/ an old friend. :-)
So simpel but so difficult - right?
Well my husband always keep on that to maintain a happy home means having lots of love and laughter in it, and it is true, because it works. Once we stop loving and laughing we do become rather miserble...
That's odd that I would find this on your blog since I was just looking it up the other day and found that Emerson may not have been the original author. I have a copy of it on my desk at work.
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