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reSLience… a.k.a. resilience

it's what lies within that really matters

More arrived in my inbox this morning that reminded me of blessings surrounding me. The retail world bombards me at every turn. Dave and I have already decided to simply pay the mortgage for a couple months as presents for each other for our anniversary and Christmas and feel blessed to have a home for our family. I know, I know… exciting. But we do feel so blessed to have a home, and four healthy children. And… Ralph Waldo Emmerson sums it up beautifully:

SUCCESS

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

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