May your dog lay peacefully
at your feet and lick your hand
to show his eternal gratitude.
May your cat snuggle in your lap,
keep mice and vermin away,
and not shred your furniture
to show her love.
May your children grow strong,
healthy, wealthy, and wise
in the ways of the world
and not fall into disarray.
May your friends stay ever faithful,
call to keep you from being lonely,
and keep your secrets secret.
May your path be smooth, easy, and flat,
with no breakages to slow you down.
May the sun brighten your every day
and rain clouds bring only gentle showers
to wash temptation away.
May your troubles be few.
May a smile always warm your heart
when you come home from a trip.
May life treat you well
so that when your time comes
to walk into the light,
you will do so with a grin in your heart.