If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart—then in living—I have made my mark.
~ Thomas L. Odem


And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth’s green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
in fighting evils…
Joy is there Everywhere.

~ Rabindranath Tagore
Indian Poet