I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson... to me this embodies what success and accomplishment mean...and it's a happy thought!!...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..... to know even one life has BREATHED easier because you have LIVED. This is to have SUCCEEDED! - Emerson.
happiness is a journey, not a destination....for a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. but there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. at last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. this perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. happiness is the way. so treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one.....[souza]
Friendship is a golden chain the links are friends so dear and like a rare and precious jewel it's treasured more each year... for as long as memories live years can't erase the pleasure the joy that friendship gives for friendship is a priceless gift that can't be bought or sold but to have an understanding friend is worth far more than gold and the golden chain of friendship is a strong and blessed tie binding kinded hearts together as the years go passing by.
What is a Poem A poem is hidden in the soundlessspeechless soft clouds Tossing turning twisting in the crystal clear aquamarine sky Look inside a pleasing pretty flower Climb immeasurable immenseimpressive mountains If you find a poem handle it carefully Like a newborn puppy For a poem can die or slip through fingers Like creamy butter And be lost in the dark streets Look in places where you have never been before And there you might find a poem Lost somewhere in the soft clouds The clear sky or a pretty flower Waiting for you! by Amber Hickman (aged 8)