To find my own path in the woods…
To proceed down that path with joy and courage
And also with humility . . .
Never expecting anybody to follow
But always welcoming fellow travelers . . .
To wish only the best for those on a different path
To never condemn them, even in my heart
To freely forgive those who might condemn me . . .
To relish this wind on my cheek
And this sun on my back
And every bird and butterfly along my way . . .
This is all I ask today, God.
Let it be so.