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WHEN WE SEE A BABY SMILE

What is it about a baby’s smile?  

What’s in that smile we see?

Beauty, innocence, acceptance, compassion…purity?

 

Do we see comfort, pleasure satisfaction, peace and harmony…

happiness, beatitude…delight…serenity?

 

Or is that baby’s smile to us…a little more than what it seems?

Perhaps we see a shadow of our hopes…a reflection of our dreams?

 

Perhaps we realize a baby’s smile is a gift to remind us who we were

when we were young, excited, wide-eyed…

when we were innocent and pure.

 

A baby’s smile reminds us…we don’t have to look too far

to see not only who we were…but also who we are.

 

And if we have forgotten who we are…

perhaps in that baby’s smile we can see

not only who we were…

but who we are…

 

and who we’re meant to be.


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350,000 REASONS

Each day around the world over 350,000 babies are born 

or so the statisticians say

350,000 babies…welcomed into our world each day.

 

350,000 first time parents..who are excited (but don’t have clue!)

as are their grandparents, aunts and uncles…brothers and sisters too.

 

350,000 reasons to smile…reason for families across the world to beam.

350,000 reasons for those families to cherish…to hope…to wonder…to dream.

 

350,000 reasons to ponder how so many of our lives interweave.

350,000 reasons to trust in the universe…to  marvel…to admire… to believe.

 

350,000 reasons to delight in a day with so much happiness in store

 

and to be enchanted by the fact that…tomorrow…they’ll be 350,000 reasons more.



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BORN TODAY

 

Born today is a wonder… 

a life innocent, precious…and new

Born today is a miracle…

Born today…is you.

 

Born today is a mom and dad…

whose life will never be the same.

Born when they first saw you enter this world…

born when they said your name.

 

Yesterday they were two…

but today the count is three.

no longer just a couple…

born today is a family.

 

Born today are grandmas and grandpas, 

even great and great great ones too

Born today are aunts and uncles and cousins…

just to name a few.

 

Born today are smiles on many faces…

smiles…also innocent and new.

Born when they heard you finally arrived…

born because of you.

 

Born today are a lifetime of wishes…

carrying a host of different themes…

wishes for a wonderful life…

filled with love and hopes and dreams.

 

Born today is a new kind of happiness for your family

born the moment you came into view…

Born today is unconditional love…

born today…with you…

 

Born today are all these little miracles and more…

you see, that’s what miracles will do…

They tend to change the world…

all this….

 

because of you.


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