A Simple Life

“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 to 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 that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Reflection, Alaska

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  1. So touching….gave me chills……just beautiful!! Thinking of U 2! xo


  2. A wonderful tribute., Jane. Thinking of you all the time.


  3. what a beautiful photo and quote. so simple yet says it all.


  4. I have always loved this quote , as I think it best describes, in its beautiful simplicity… a life worth living. I have been thinking a lot about you and John. Safe journey friend.




  6. Excellent photo and quote. Emerson is one of my favorites. — Rob


  7. Very apropos for you today. You are in my r
    Thoughts and your brother in my prayerS

    Much love



  8. Speaks to me of your precious brother, and a life well lived, with love and integrity in all the small ways that make a life worthwhile. God bless all who love him and grieve his death too young.


  9. Loved that Emerson’s ‘reflection on life’ showed up in your photo; in the mountain range’s reflection sweetly glistening in that body of water…….gorgeous………simple…..and yet so profound…and such a peaceful feeling……….tranquility……….and a smile on my face. thanks for sharing…… xo B


  10. Lovely shot! From this trip? A tribute to John?


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