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This is to Have Succeeded

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to learn 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 little 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.

Often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, it is an adaptation of a poem published in 1905 by Bessie Stanley. No version of it has been found in Emerson’s writings.

Expand Your Conciousness

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

— Patanjali

A Lost Roll of Film and Found Friendships

Todd Bieber was skiing in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and found an undeveloped roll of film. He developed it and reached out to people via the Internet to help him track down the photographer. Watch this video for the amazing conclusion to this inspiring story.

Just Do It, You’ll be Happier For It

If you want to do something with your life, if you really want to do it, just do it. I promise that you can. You just have to do it. And when you do, you’ll be happier for it.

— Ben Davis

Learn more about Ben and his journey at Ben Does Life.

The Secret of Success

People  become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can  do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of  success.

— Norman Vincent Peale, Author