Each year we mark the anniversary of our birth
Reflect on our standing blow candles check girth
Partaking communion with those we love
Sharing essence freedom honoring god above

Looking for belonging under nooks and rocks
Searching for home base where our keys fits the locks
Opening your eyes to the truth of your life
Longing for quiet places free of any strife

Plans for the future dancing in your head
Visioning next week next month many years ahead
Clarifying purpose getting closer to our source
Measuring activities avoiding remorse

Drinking in the beauty and moving in grace
Using our self talk to slow down our pace
Standing in sweet air perfumed by a rose
Lingering attention over poetry and prose

Taking time to tell those connected
Their honored presence keeps you resurrected
Rejoice as you celebrate and humbly honor
Those around you serving as mother father

How do you mark the milestones of your life?
Do you just “party” or do you take adequate time for reflection?
What kind of changes or adjustments do you make?
How have they been useful in the past?

– Stewart Levine ©

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