All the places where I stumbled,
all the waters where I drowned,
all the days, when I’ve been humbled,
all the chains that kept me bound,

have not changed my lust for living,
have not killed my love of life,
more than taking, they were giving,
gave me peace instead of strife.

What I saw in all the places
and the people I met there,
what I read in all the faces:
Happiness grows everywhere.