Monday, May 31, 2010

Art Linkletter

Art Linketter, born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (that's in Canada, you know), passed away in his Los Angeles Bel Air home on Wednesday, May 26, just short of his 98th birthday with his wife of 74 years at his side. His life did not start easy and he worked hard in his youth, and had much tragedy in his personal life. But throughout it all, he abided by a simple belief, which I want to share with you.

I never want to be what I want to be
Because there's always something out there yet for me.
I get a kick of living in the here and now,
I never want to feel I know the best way how.
There's always one hill higher with a better view,
Something waiting to be learned I didn't know,
So till my days are over never fully fill my cup.
Let me keep on growing – growing up.

July 17, 1912 - May 26, 2010