Blessed Birthday

In a world that says “there is so much to get done” in so little time,
birthdays can feel like checkpoints,
where we aren’t sure if we’ll measure up
to where we are “supposed to be by now.”

Like the minute hand ticking on the clock
in the exam room
when you still have too many questions
left to answer.

But your birthday,
the mark for you
that time is still passing,
is a blessing.

Another year,
another journey around the sun.
Another year of watching
the stars and moon shining in the night sky,
the leaves blossoming and the seasons changing,
the birds soaring above your head.

Feeling the hot sun on your face,
the soft splash of rain kissing your cheeks.

Sweet child,
your birthday is always a blessing.

And no matter what number you’ve reached
or where you are in your journey,
you are enough.

The breath of life from your lips
is enough
that you are worthy of celebrating.

You’re doing your best
and there is no where you are “supposed” to be.

So today,
and be well.

Celebrate the blessings of your birth and life.

All poetry and artwork are my own original works. Please do not download, copy paste, or otherwise use them without permission. If you would like to use or feature my work please contact me.

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