Monday, 10 September 2007
"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
When you are bogged down by the belidgerent, the uninformed, the difficult, the critics and the false friends always remember that we have made such a difference to so many children, young people,their families and communities and that we still have so much more to give and so much more to do.