We should be glad for distant things,
for beauty ‘round the bend;
For highways that lead on and on,
With never any end.
Be glad for goals just out of reach,
The challenge of a star,
The glory of a distant light
That beacons from afar.
For hopes and dreams are built on
That enchanted distant mile,
And far-off bright horizons
Make the road today worthwhile.
—Helen Lowrie Marshall