And life would pay no more.
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked for Life,
Life would have willingly paid.
So remember: "No more effort is required to aim high in life to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty."