"“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 to 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 that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson" Starting from an early age I was enthralled with the stories that I heard and read. Throughout my life I have taken this love of stories and it has molded me into who I am today. I do not believe I will ever lose my love for storytelling and collecting. I aim through my writing to share this passion with others.