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!


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.