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
I think sometimes I am so focused on myself that I forget to "find the best in others" and to "win the respect of intelligent people" just to name a few. So one of my main goals this year is "to try a little harder to be a little better" by starting with the small things; such as watching what I say about people and to stop being so involved in my own problems that I lose opportunities to serve those in need. By doing these small things, I hope I can "leave the world a bit better."