...from the bottom of my heart
all wrapped up in
lots of summertime joy and
crowned with a couple of cactus flower blooms
to wish my dad
a super Happy Birthday #88!
"To laugh often and much,
to win the respect of intelligent people
the affection of children...
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
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!"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thanks dad, for showing me the way... ♥