“To earn the respect of intelligent people and to win the affection of children; To appreciate the beauty in nature and all that surrounds us; To seek out and nurture the best in others; To give the gift of yourself to others without the slightest thought of return, for it is in giving that we receive; To have accomplished a task, whether it be saving a lost soul, healing a sick child, writing a book, or risking your life for a friend; To have celebrated and laughed with great joy and enthusiasm and sung with exaltation; To have hope even in times of despair, for as long as you have hope, you have life; To love and be loved; To be understood and to understand; To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; This is the meaning of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson