How Do You Measure Success?
(Music: "You Raise Me Up" by Mary Beth Carlson)
How do you measure success?
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,
a redeemed social condition, or a job well done;
To know even one other life has breathed easier
because you have lived ---
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson