Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Summing up 2008

Here's one way to sum up 2008: measure yourself against this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"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."

I think so.  Mostly.  Enough.

Here's another: a mosaic of favourite photos from 2008.


Thank you for reading my blog during 2008 - Happy New Year!

2 comments:

candyschultz said...

Happy New Year to you also. It is good to have you to look forward to in 2009. Hopefully the view of everything will improve in 2009. I know from where I sit things are looking way up.

Lynda said...

Happy New Year to you Ruth - reading your blog and seeing your photos are a pleasure.