I’ve traveled paths you’ve yet to walk
Learned lessons old and new
And now this wisdom of my life
I’m blessed to share with you.

Let kindness spread like sunshine
Embrace those who are sad
Respect their dignity, give them joy
And leave them feeling glad

Forgive those who might hurt you
And though you have your pride

Listen closely to their viewpoint
Try to see the other side

Walk softly when you’re angry
Try not to take offense

Invoke your sense of humor
Laughter’s power is immense

Express what you are feeling
Your beliefs you should uphold

Don’t shy away from what is right
Be courageous and be bold.

Keep hope right in your pocket
It will guide you day by day

Take it out when it is needed
When it’s near, you’ll find a way

Remember friends and family
Of which you are a precious part

Love deeply and love truly
Give freely from your heart

The world is far from perfect
There’s conflict and there’s strife

But you still can make a difference
By how you live your life

And so I’m very blessed to know
The wonders you will do

Because you are my friend
And I believe in you.

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