Small Steps – Having grandchildren has given my life new meaning and also time for reflection. I look into my granddaughter’s eyes and see my life everlasting down through the ages. It makes me realize that through my children and my grandchildren in some small way really makes my life, my dreams, and everything that I had hoped for in my brief life forever possible with the children I will leave behind. Letting that sink in for a moment – I ponder the meaning of life. Through my children and grandchildren in reality, I have become in the most spiritual way – immortal or so I want to believe. I am not sure about you and yours, but when I watch the little ones in my life as they gather their bumps and bruises as they encounter life from the beginning I see my grandparents, my folks, myself and my children in each and every step along the way. Of course each generation that carries my torch and the torch of my ancestors that have gone before me – begins in the smallest way. It all starts anew with each new generation of what I was and those of my children and grandchildren with small steps.
Whoever you were or have been,
Small steps is how it all begins.
Innocent beauty of the young unsurpassed,
Starting life’s journey, the first step’s to the last.
Road not yet travelled, faith one has to learn,
Life’s valleys to the peaks you have to return.
Happiness and sadness are down that road,
Your journey, your story, your tale yet to be told.
But, in the beginning with life bright and new,
Every step, every stride, makes you, well you!
By Kurt James
Kurt James © 2017
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