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Since true foundation cannot fail
But holds as good as new,
Many a worshipful child hails
A parent who lived according to their conscience.

Realized in a person, fitness begins,
Realized in a family, fitness multiplies,
Realized in a village, fitness gathers momentum,
Realized in a country, fitness becomes great,
And realized in a world, fitness fills the heavens.

And thus the fitness of one person
You find in the family they began,
You find in the village that resulted
You find in the country that followed,
You find in the world that fitness filled.

And how do I know that this is true?
Because it could all begin with me.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27