Blog Post #85
Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of my favourite poets. His words often strike a deep chord within me. The poem I am sharing with you today, is one that I feel perfectly defines the concept of success.
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
Continuing on with the minimalism game on day four: I am donating four large serving plates — that I haven’t used in years. They will be washed before they go into the box!!
30 Days of Donating/Selling/Trashing
Day 1 – One jacket (donated)
Day 2 – Two serving dishes (donated)
Day 3 – Two decorative bowls + one glass jar (donated)
Day 4 – Four serving plates (donated)
Total: Ten items