Science note: The kumquat [Chinese for 'golden orange'] was introduced to Europe in 1846 by Robert Fortune, collector for the London Horticultural Society, and shortly thereafter into North America.
Obey the precepts of your heart.
Love God and love your neighbor.
Give of yourself and do your part.
Enjoy the fruits of labor.
Fear not the swings that fortune takes,
Its buffets and its shots.
Have faith you will survive its quakes,
Come rain, come shine, kumquats.