Sunday Thought For The Day

by Lance Ekum on · 10 comments

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“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children … to leave the world a better place … to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Bamboo Forest August 3, 2008 at 11:35 am

Wow. That’s quite a quote.

Bamboo Forests last blog post..7 Places You Should Never Stick Your Finger


Linda Abbit August 3, 2008 at 11:59 am

Precisely, Ralph!

I fell in love with Thoreau and Emerson’s works in high school. Thanks for a perfect example of why I did, Lance.

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Annette August 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm

beautiful quote and perfect way to live your life 🙂

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Ribeezie August 3, 2008 at 7:54 pm

I don’t think I could have said it any better…

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Marelisa August 3, 2008 at 8:12 pm

That’s one of my favorite quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lance.

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Don August 3, 2008 at 11:05 pm

I LOVE the picture and the quote. The picture because I bought it last year and it is on a shelf over my head everynight. I guess success hovers over me as I sleep each night!

Dons last blog post..To Tri or Not to Tri


Evelyn Lim | Attraction Mind Map August 4, 2008 at 5:43 am

This is one of my favorite quotes too! Thanks for reminding me!

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Lanceman August 4, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Thanks everyone, I really love this one as well!


FitMom August 4, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Wow, love that quote. Especially the part about “win the respect of intelligent people”. Fantastic. I am always honored when smart people read comment on my blog and I love it when they (YOU) write awesome blog posts.

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Sunil Pathak August 5, 2008 at 9:50 am

This might sound a copy paste but “i love the quote” 🙂


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