|It is not wealth that makes life worth
As we jog along apace,
But the clasp of a hand and a kindly
Sympathy, love and grace.
It is not beauty that brightens our
Though beauty may have its part.
'Tis the Godly living day by day
That strengthens a neighbor's heart.
It's not alone fame that may give us
For fame is a fickle friend;
If we're just the same in sunshine and
And where sunshine and shadows
If you smile through the shadows and
lend a hand
To a neighbor to help him along,
A crown is for you when your jour-
ney is through,
And you reach that blood washed
Then kindly smile and make life
And pray every day for grace,
That through weal or woe as you on-
You may always fill your place.
If your station is low, God would
have it so;
He supplieth our needs each day.
Cheer another's heart in this busy
And love will be yours alway.
__Nettie Squire Sutton.
A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)