To laugh often and love much;
to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others; to give of one’s self;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived –
this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A couple of good pointers to guide us in things we can do with our children… it is a reciepe for creating some very good childhood memories, don’t you think?