As I sat down to write
The best birthday wish I could think of
The words seem to fail me
And I stare at the empty page…
Happy birthday to the one in a million
A day filled with pleasure and boundless joy
Something seems amiss…
A birthday wish has to be extra special.
Your birthday is a priceless gift
To me and many, many more
For we are blessed to know you
And our lives lit up by your presence.
I think of the joyful memories
Of your wisdom and guidance
Your love and unflinching devotion
To serve always with a smile.
Your compassion and your patience
Even in the worst of situations
The innate sensitivity and humility
The desire to be the perfect servant.
Your fine virtues and other delights
Make you my perfect friend and guide
And I am gifted beyond words
Just by the pleasure of knowing you.
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