What Constitutes Success..

This is from a famous short essay that often is incorrectly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“What Constitutes Success” – Bessie Stanley, Lincoln, NE 1905

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.”

Have you achieved success this year*?

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