May 22, 2009

Reminding Myself

SUCCESS IS

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

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.

1 comment:

Emily said...

I love this- I often have to remind myself to pause and be in the moment...