Sometimes when you read everything else stops. The beat of the world stills, its white noise silenced by words, soundless on a page, encouraging you to know the whole we pulse inside. These words inspire you...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. Thank you, Mr. Emerson.