Be good in your everyday life.
Be gentle to everyone you meet.
Be honest with yourself and others.
Be grateful for everything you have.
Be generous and share your kindness.
Be patient to imperfectness.
Be faithful and love who you love.
Be truthful and keep your promise.
Be respectful and see the best in others.
Be happy. You live and yet have a chance.
Because life is the priceless gift.
And you are its slave and its master.
2016 © Kate Marinovsky
* Painting "A Sunny Day at Shinnecock Bay" by William Merritt Chase (American painter), circa 1892.