How do you measure success?
To laugh often and love much
To win 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 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
That is to have succeeded.