Photo by David Wright
In the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Apsley, in Hertfordshire England, there is, or used to be (last time I looked I couldn't find it, but I hope it's still there) a modest tombstone. I can't remember the name of the person commemorated, but I'm almost certain it's a woman.
On this tombstone is engraved the finest possible epitaph to any life.
It reads, quite simply:
She done her best
Thing To Do Today: our best. The word best comes from the Old English betst.