This is the inside of a birthday card and it had to be exactly 19 lines long.
|We take so many steps through life
to move us place to place.
With some we know what routes we took;
with some we can’t retrace.
And though you haven’t sought a map
to guide you on your way,
your inner sense of right and wrong
have helped you day to day.
So as you reach this milestone,
step back and take it in.
Appreciate how far you’ve trod –
the places you have been.
Then travel forth with confidence
while pausing off and on
to relish all the single steps
which bring you to each dawn.
And anytime you need a friend
to help you steer around the bend,
please know I have a hand to lend.