Monday, April 17, 2006

Success

To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded. - Author Unknown



One of the most successful women I know of left this world. It happened on the eighth month and third day of me being smoke free, thanks to her inspirational story.

My saddness over her much too early demise can not compare to what her family and children are feeling. I offer my sincere condolences.

7 comments:

Lisa :-] said...

I had forgotten that you stopped smoking. That is great, and a legacy for Pamela. I'm pretty sure there are quite a few others out there in cyberspace who are smoke-free today because of her. She was a great success, and she will be missed.

Martina Wishert said...

Robbie, was she a smoker ? I am now smoke free since March 4,06 and it feels good most of the time. You are right about Chris's psyco cat ! I spent Easter with your brother and had a great time. Love you ! Mom

ckays1967 said...

I am glad you are breathing easier because of her...to her success!

Great post Robbie.

Great lady, that Pam.

xxoo

V said...

Aww, Robbie. It`s such a great loss. What a corageous woman she was.
V

sunflowerkat said...

Robbie -
Iknow that Pam would be very pleased to know that she motivated others to pursue a healthier way of life. I'm smiling knowing that you've made that change. She was a real shining light in j-land....and her loss is deeply felt. I miss her terribly.

Carly said...

Hi Robbie :)
((((((Robbie)))))) It has been almost a week since Pam passed away, and I am still not really processing that she isn't there anymore. She was such a sweetheart. I wish i could think of something to say...nothing is coming to me.

Kathy said...

I still can't believe that Pamela is gone. I keep waiting for an alert to tell me she has made a new entry. She will be deeply missed.

Kathy
onestrangecat