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 redeemed social condition, or a job well done;
To know that even one other life has breathed because you lived.
-- This is to have succeeded."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"You can complain because roses have thorns,
Or you can rejoice because thorns have roses."