…because you have lived.

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“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…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!”


6 thoughts on “…because you have lived.

    tahliaN said:
    November 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Love this. My sentiments exactly. I hoping my book will leave the world a little bit better.

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    Brenda Smiser said:
    January 26, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Amy. Your comments about Deramax killings dogs has gone back at least to my dog’s death 18 months ago. I was devastated but have moved on and so should you. If you think this drug is so bad stop blogging about it and do something about it! For the love of God move the hell on or tell others how to. I am now working to promote dogie adoption and am getting new pooch tomorrow . Get off the horse and move on jeez your life can’t be all about Deramax if so file suit and move forward.

      Amy K. Nichols responded:
      January 27, 2016 at 6:16 am

      What an amazingly ignorant thing to say. I leave the Deramaxx post up and respond to comments there to help others. That’s the work I’m doing as a result of Holly’s death. It isn’t about me, it’s about the people who’ve just lost their dogs to Deramaxx. Perhaps you should try having a little compassion for them, especially since you’re familiar with the pain. I respond when people write to me. And people continue to write to me about this issue. If you don’t like reading about it, don’t read about it. But hey, I’m so glad the Deramaxx post helped you. You’re welcome. I guess everyone else can just go to hell, huh? Mostly, though, I’d like to point out that you commented on a completely different post on my blog, and if you took a moment to actually look around, you’d see that I’m a published author. That’s also the work I do. I have no idea why you chose to leave a comment on this post that has nothing at all to do with Deramaxx. Maybe you’re afraid to post it over on the Deramaxx thread where that community of readers will see your ugly remarks? Interesting. Perhaps in the future you should just keep them to yourself or, you know, post on them on the right thread.

    lee said:
    February 12, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I just adopted a 7lb Chihuahua and she was sterilized today and when they sent Her home on deramaxx for pain but I am hesitant to give it to her. what would u do?

      Amy K. Nichols responded:
      February 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Hi Lee. I would express your concerns to your vet. Perhaps your vet can prescribe a pain reliever such as Tramadol rather than an NSAID. Or if she was also given a pain killer, ask about only giving her that and not the Deramaxx. That’s what I would do, at least, but I’m not a vet. In the end you have to do what’s best for your dog. I hope she recovers quickly and well.

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