How often have you wondered

when you took a different path

that it was a new beginning?

The thought might make you laugh–

When you started school, or left it,

Or got married, still a teen,

Or were hired by a company,

And were the best they’d ever seen?

But you left it to have babies,

Or moved so far from home,

Never thinking that someday you might

find yourself alone?

There’ve been a hundred different

New BeginningsĀ  along the way,

and maybe you were unaware

of them, day by day;

As you lived your life and faced them,

an innocent, unaware,

That all were new beginnings–

Had you known that, would you care?


Sandra Lee Smith

Originally posted January 2 2012

Updated August 25, 2018

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