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
Images: These Polaroids were taken only one moment apart on a day where I remembered to enjoy such simple things as fresh morning air, a roof over my head and the sublime beauty of nature. Too often I'm rushing around trying to complete my 'to-do' list. It's nice to pause and breathe.