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, and

To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived........



As the old man walked the beach at dawn, he noticed a young man ahead of him, picking up Starfish and flinging them into the sea.  Finally catching up with the youth he asked him, "why are you doing this?" The answer was that the stranded Starfish would die if left in the heat of the sun.  "But the beach goes on for miles and miles, and there are millions and millions of Starfish", he said, "how can your effort make any difference."  The young man looked at the Starfish in his hand and he threw it to the safety of the waves and he said

"it makes a difference to this one."