Begin with just the simplest thing,
A word to speak, a song to write,
A room to clean, a lamp to light
To lend some pilgrim through the night.
Make your world beautiful...
Be kind to one you thought unkind,
Give selflessly and you will find
The miracle that makes a friend;
A rose strewn pathway round the bend,
A rainbow at the river's end.
Make your world beautiful....
Awake to beauty, come aware
Of all the good in which you share,
The love that round about you lies,
And you will see with glad surprise
How close you live to paradise.
-Vincent Godfrey Burns