If I could give you a gift,
it would not be money,
power, or fame.
The gift would be
a far greater treasure.
To my family and friends I would
wish the prize of greatest value,
that which is within.
For character alone
can never be stolen or taken from us.
Only we can determine the value of character.
The power of goodness, the treasure of honesty,
the force of an upright character is a priceless treasure indeed.
The one gift I would wish for you, my child,
is a character reflecting the glory and the goodness,