Monday, October 24, 2011

mindful monday x4

Busy day today + my fourth-to-last early morning Cross Country practice (EVER!) in the morning = not much time devoted to this mindful monday post. Forgive me.

As graduation (and hopefully at least one more interview for post-grad) approach, "success" is something more and more often considered in this lil' head of mine. Luckily, my roommate has a quote on her wall to give me the answer every time I wake up. Talk about convenient. So here's your little dose of Ralph Waldo Emerson for the week:

"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."

[insert inspirational picture here...]

Happy Monday, y'all.

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