A Beautiful Life

This post in dedicated to my beautiful grandmother Elesieve C. Krenz who truly lived an amazing life. Full of love, music, and family. She is now singing and dancing in heaven with our grandfather.

To laugh often and love much;

to win the respect of intelligent persons

and the affection  of children;

to earn the approbation of honest critics

and to 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 that even one life has breathed easier

because you have lived –

this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)


One Comment to “A Beautiful Life”

  1. Thank you for this great tribute to mom – miss her every day…..Pam

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