I'm not a poet, I wish I had the mind to throw it all together. I created this thread to post some encouraging quotes, humorous or quite serious. I'll even start.
Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson
That person is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent people, and the love of children; who has filled a unique niche and accomplished his or her task; who leaves the world better than before, whether by a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of the earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he or she had.