Friday, June 17, 2016


Today at the funeral for one of our teachers I was reading the back of the program and there it was a real statement on what life should be.  This poem by Ralph Waldo Emmerson really spoke to me. “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.”  May these words give you much peace and challenge you to be your best self.

Pat Schifini, OSU

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