National Poetry Month

Nancy Drew Too posted a reminder about National Poetry Month. I don’t write poetry but I have some favorites. The one below isn’t obscure, I’m sure you have all read it before, but it’s one of my very favorites. I keep it posted above my computer at work and read it everyday.

I also thought it fit in with our Random Act of Kindness Month.

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

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