Hear the reflections of Ralph Waldo Emerson on success.
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 redeemed social condition,
or a job well done;
To know even one other life has breathed
because you lived
This is to have succeeded.
By these standards success is measured from within…it is measured in the heart.
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23
(Hat Tip: Baptist Hospital E-Mail of Encouragement)