Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Success

In all of this funeral planning, I keep trying to find the perfect words and poems for my mother's service. I pulled out the quote I want Steve to use for my funeral. I love this one, as a framework for living a good life:

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection 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 social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.


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