Success

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty nor failed to express it;
who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
whose life was an inspiration;
whose memory is a benediction..

Bessie Anderson Stanley – American author (1879-1952), written 1904