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
you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

attributed to
Ralph Waldo Emerson
but Ralph says
he didn't do it
In Loving Memory of
Bryan Karr Quan
Sept. 16, 1975 - Aug. 23, 2008
Well done Quan man.  We miss and love you.

In Loving Remembrance of  

Bryan Karr Quan
Sept. 16, 1975 - Aug. 23, 2008

Remembered Joy

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

An Irish blessing