Sunlight of Beauty

Upon opening to the World's touch
and offering the highest service
the sum of our lives
will be judged by these deeds.
Making beneficence a touchstone
is the sunlight of beauty.

Noble gains come by sharing,
by helping others,
by assisting through initiative
with consideration, with excellence of character.
Righteousness is self-illuminating;
virtue and contentment brothers.
In these lie the perfection of wisdom.

The greatest serve quietly,
expecting neither thanks or recompense.
Let our tribute be that we always treated others
to the greatest degree possible.
Through giving discover that in sacrificing,
there is no sacrifice, just reward.


Copyright 2001, Gary Kline