Quote of the Week

"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



Diana Mieczan said...

Its a beautiful quote! And so true

Laura said...

i had this quote posted on my corkboard above my desk in college. love it!

dreamday said...

what a great reminder that even the small things we do are important... love this. thanks

A New England Girl said...

I LOVE this quote! One of my all-time favorites.

Ashlee Gadd said...

This is beautiful and oh-so-true.

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Joanna said...

Thank you so much for posting this today! I'm a 1st year teacher, and just had my post-observation meeting with my principal. It was full of feedback on how I need to work better to manage my (extremely!) difficult crew. I refuse to send kids out of my room to the office when I know it will not impact their behaviors, and my principals differs in her opinion. This was a well timed reminder that even if its just for 1 week, or a day, or even just 5 minutes, I *am* finding successes with my students.

{lovely little things} said...

Joanna- I know how that feels! Hope your principal observation went well, those can be so stressful. Glad this quote spoke to you!!