Treasures In The Garden
How will you know you have succeed in life?
To laugh often and much;
to be respected by your peers;
when you have received the affection of children;
when you earn and are appreciated by honest critics;
when you can endure betrayal by false friends;
when you can appreciate the beauty that surrounds you;
when are able to find good in other people;
when you can leave the world a better place than when you entered it,
whether it be by a healthy child,
a garden patch,,
a changed social condition;
to know that even one life has been made easier
because you have lived and trod upon this earth.