Thank goodness the kids are finally back to school! My school district returns to school way before their private school does, so there is always end-of-the-summer stress at my house. Even though I hate the pressures of the school year, it is nice to return to routines! I love this picture. (It was first uploaded to Flickr by freeparking.)
I worked on a little tin today for my mom of 'back to school pics'. It turned out so cute, and I sort of got my work space cleared up. I don't think it ever really will be 'cleaned'. I have to have everything out so I can see it - and that leads to a mess! But as I was cleaning up, I thought this looked pretty -
I was straightening up in the hall, and saw this little picture I found about a year ago. I really need to hang it where I notice it more often.
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
who has gained 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 the best he had;
whose life was an inspiration, whose memory a benediction.
Thank goodness tomorrow's Friday!