“If you want to look your best, to flourish and to thrive,
If you want to have good health, to live and stay alive,
Remember that your outlook has a lot to do with it.
Happy thoughts will tend to keep you young and make you fit.
Give the day a sparkle, full of cheerfulness and hope,
Whatever looms ahead refuse to grumble or to mope.
Make a pleasure of your work, enjoying what you do,
It can be a bore, or it can be fun, it all depends on you.
In your mind you have the power, to choose what you will be,
You can change yourself, your world, your personality.
Everyday you get the chance to take a different line,
You can sink, or, like a fountain,
You can rise and shine.”Inscribed on a bench in Mission Beach dedicated to John Wayne Curtis, who died on the Tully River, aged 32 years