Life is beautiful!
And when you give of yourself for a useful purpose, life becomes meaningful as well! Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote a poem on success. One of his measures of success in that poem was to: “Leave the world a bit better.”
I have made that line part of my life philosophy as well. When the tide goes out, there will be a mark where the water was. When the waters of life recede from the shore of my being and my heart pumps for the last time, my desire is that there will be a mark where I stood.
– Vitin Landivar
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS