Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Definition of Success - Borrowed from Emerson

"The definition of success--To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little 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 even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. So, is that?

    A) Another tribute to Lex?
    B) A personal goal?

    D) All of the above?

    :D After some or your posts, this is a good one to see. Amongst other things, Lex has caused some reflection amongst his community. And we are the better for it.


  2. Lol - It's D, with C being that it's been my mission/definition for quite some time now. Ever so often, I see the need to remind myself and feel the inclination to share. :)

    I aspire to make everything I do, a tribute to Lex, my grandmother and others I've been blessed to know. It won't be easy but life would be boring without goals, yeah? ;)

  3. Wow, I just saw your new link at Homefront Six's site. I was bummed when your old site went dark, but there was a clear undercurrent that something was going on. Can I still call you AG now that you're not anonymous? :-)

  4. Always. :) I think I'll always be AG to some and I don't mind that at all.

    So happy you're still around the blogosphere!


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