Saturday, May 14, 2011

perspective

A good friend sent an email the other night simply titled "life perspective". Reading it through a couple of times, it helped to remind me that my work is not the end all and be all. My life is so much more than my job, which happens to suck right now. But I've got so many other things that make me happy. I'll get through this sucky period and I can't wait to go back to being my normal, happy, sarcastic self:

To laugh often
and love much;
to win the respect of intelligent persons
and the affections of children;
to earn the approbation of honest critics
and to 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 have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation;
to know that even one life has breathed easier
because you lived~
This is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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