THE GOOD LIFE
May life be good to you, and you to life,
As full of blessedness as free from strife.
How you decide your talents to employ
And what you’ll do to bring relief and joy
To those in need determine how you’ll fare:
The better as you practice love and care.
To aim your life at being thought well off,
Afraid to hear the Joneses sneer and scoff
Because they are more opulent than you
Ensures that merely misery will ensue.
Let wellness be the wealth you aim to find,
The health and wholesomeness of being kind:
For well, wealth, health and whole alike derive
From holiness, without which none may thrive.