I love this poem. It's quoted at the end of the movie Never Cry Wolf.
I think over again my small adventures,
Those small ones that seemed so big,
For all the vital things
I had to get and to reach;
And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing,
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.
- Anonymous (Inuit, 19th century)