He has achieved success who has
lived well, laughed often and loved much.
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women,
the respect of intelligent men , and
the love of little children.
Who has filled his niche and
accomplished his task;
who has left the world better than he
found it, whether by an improved poppy,
a perfect poem or a rescued soul.
Who has never lacked appreciation of
Earth's beauty or failed to express it.
Who has always looked for the best in
others and given them the best he had.
Whose life was an inspiration;
whose memory a benediction.
~ Bessie Anderson Stanley !