Take children’s happy laughter and the tap of pattering feet,
The clutch of little fingers — babies’ trust you find so sweet;
Add the beauty of the sunrise and the fragrance of the rose,
The song of care-free wild birds, and you’ll find life as it flows
Is grand and true and lovely, full of treasure when you know
How to find real happiness wherever you may go.
Southern Cross, A Child’s Smile, Sydney: F. H. Johnston Publishing Company, , [page 9]