On my mind

I am going to have to find a place to hang this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson somewhere I can remember it:

“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 little 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.”