Doesn't have to say a word.....
A lot of my peeps can't tell me much about the kind of person they are, the life they lead, their values, their opinions, their political affiliation, or how many children they have. Most of the time there is no family to give me a history on what kind of person they are. My peep is usually a poor historian. However, there is always something that I can find in their personal belongings that tell me a lot about their values or what kind of life they lead. Sometimes they don't even have to say a word. I found this in a wallet of one of my peeps. She had apparently written it and has carried it in her wallet for quite sometime. It was very worn and traveled with her the ups and downs of her life. I instantly could see what kind of person she was by this poem. She believed in hard work, being true to her friends and family.
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.
(1803 - 1882)
I would be interested in what everybody interprets from this poem. In my interpretation she is an awesome lady.