Occasionally, I am going to include a blog explaining the philosophy that has guided my actions, my attitude, and the way I live – why I do what I do, why I am so stubborn, why I am a marshmallow, why I smile, why I am so demanding, so self-deprecating, why I was always self-employed (“no one would ever hire you” says my family) and maybe why I met with some success.
You may choose to place this sheet with these thoughts at the bottom of your bird cage. However, as long as I control the pen and ink I can proceed. When I quote something, I will try to attribute it properly – if I fail, I apologize.
“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 to 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