What is REAL success in life?

We are having to ask ourselves this question anew, now that material wealth has gone out of fashion 🙂

There is a lovely quote which somehow sums it up by Ralph Waldo Emerson



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.


~Ralph Waldo Emerson