What I'm About

A long time ago, I decided that the meaning of life was to make the world around me better in whatever way I could, small or large. I've always wanted to be a healer and a positive contributor to society. My life philosophy is inspired by the following wonderful quote, which I found on a sculpture made by "Women Who Weld" at the Washington State University campus in Vancouver, Washington: "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 Succeded. --Emerson