To laugh often and love much;
To win the respect of intelligent person
and the affection of children;
To earn the approval of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give off one's self without the
slighest thought of return;
To have accomplised a task, whether
by a healthy child, a rescued soul,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with
Enthusiasm and sung with exaltation;
To know that even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded...
                                  - Author unknown