Saturday, July 12, 2008

To laugh often and much...

Quick aside: I did an internet radio show recently to help promote my new series GHOST HUNTRESS and talk about ghost hunting. Please click here to go to and download the podcast.

I've never been one to blog about my toils, troubles, or personal problems, and I'm not about to start now...other than to say I received some news on Wednesday of a challenging nature that has me focusing on the positive and not dwelling on stupid, petty, ridiculous things that mean nothing in the grand scope of things.

On Thursday, my boss sent this out to our sales team here at work as incentive to them during these tough economic times. However, I think it's a great, overall message to share with everyone, and I hope our readers get something positive out of it:


To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To endure 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 lived.
This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pretty cool, huh? I know that each of these lines means something to me and I hope it does to you, too. What have you done today to succeed?

Have a wonderful Saturday full of light, hope, and love.

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GHOST HUNTRESS SERIES (Coming May 2009, Houghton Mifflin)


The Golfing Librarian said...

I'm on my way! Success is right around the corner! I just won the respect of an inteligent mother and the affection of a little child by finding them the "perfect" books. The little girl was tickled pink with the "Pirate Pete" series by Kim Kennedy. (Sorry Ladies, she was alittle young to be steered towards any "Buzz Girl" books)
I also had a little joke telling session with the circulation staff as well. Maybe these will bring a smile or groan.
Q: What's the difference between Inlaws and Outlaws?
A: Outlaws are wanted.
Q: What do you call a ukulele player with a pager?
A: An optimist.
5 peanut were walking down a dark alley and one was "a salted".

TinaFerraro said...

Wonderful, Marley! I'm sort of the eternal optimist, always looking for lessons in the bad stuff, and a way to turn it into a joke (which sometimes is only funny to me, but what can you do?)

Today I am going to attend the wedding of two truly lovely and inspiring people, so I can honestly say my day will be filled with light, hope and love.

And Chuck--I enjoyed your jokes!

Kwana said...

Wonderful post Marley and much appreciated. I don't know what I've done today I guess just my normal best for my family to show them how much I love them. Today it was wall patching and paint touch ups in my kid's rooms. Not very glamorous, but done with love.

Heather Davis said...

What a wonderful post, Marley! thanks for posting such inspirational verses. And cool on the Ghost interview!! It must have been super fun.