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 Beginnings 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