Every soul that touches yours -
Be it the slightest contact -
Get there from some good;
Some little grace; one kindly thought;
One aspiration yet unfelt;
One bit of courage
For the darkening sky;
One gleam of faith
To brave the thickening ills of life;
One glimpse of brighter skies -
To make this life worthwhile
And heaven a surer heritage.
         ---- Mary Ann Evans (George Elliot)
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-2 English Standard-8. Making Life Worthwhile - Mary Ann Evans (pp. 98-100). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.