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Inspirational Birthday Poem Tips...
A birthday is a great time to inspire someone with your pearls of wisdom. Writing something that’s meaningful to you and inspiring to the birthday boy or girl is the way to go. Whatever you do, make it memorable — a birthday is, after all, a special day in somebody's life.
Choose an option below or change one to your liking to best express your thoughts. You can’t go wrong with a stirring birthday poem. Everybody likes a good “pick-me-up.”
May your spirit keep the freedom of a butterfly in spring and your heart be always filled with the joys of simple things.
May your essence claim the freshness of the new laid morning dew.
All of this — and more — is my birthday wish for you.
To a beautiful girl with a passion for fashion, you do so many thoughtful things for others through the year.
You have a way of lifting spirits and filling hearts with cheer.
So I know this day's just perfect to make a wish for you, for all the good things you deserve each day the whole year through.
To laugh often and much.
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children.
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty.
To find the best in others.
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
To be happy on your special day.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will, when the road you're trudging seems all uphill, when funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns, and many a failure turns about.
When you might have won had you stuck it out, don't give up.
Although the pace seems slow, you may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out — the silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are — it may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit.
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
This is my birthday wish for you.
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win but think you can't, it's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost.
For out in the world we find success begins with your will.
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are out classed, you are.
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win the prize.
Life's battles don't always go to the faster woman or man.
But sooner or later, the ones who win are the ones who thinks they can.
I know you can.
There is inside you all of the potential to be whatever you want to be — all of the energy to do whatever you want to do.
Imagine yourself as you would like to be, doing what you want to do, and each day take one step towards your dream.
And though at times it may seem too difficult to continue, hold on to your dream.
One morning you will awake to find that you are the person you dreamed of, doing what you wanted to do, simply because you had the courage to believe in your potential and to hold on to your dream.
May all your dreams come true.
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both.
And be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth, then took the other, just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim, because it was grassy and wanted wear.
Though as for that passing there had worn them really about the same, and both that morning equally lay, in leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.
Somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I…I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
May you take the road to joy and wonder.
As you grow up,
May you find...
Hope before despair,
Passion before apathy,
Love before loss,
Joy before sorrow,
Peace before turmoil,
And only "Happy Birthdays" ever after.
Often your tasks will be many, and more than you think you can do.
Often the road will be rugged and the hills insurmountable, too.
But always remember, the hills ahead are never as steep as they seem, and with faith in your heart, start upward and climb 'til you reach your dream.
For nothing in life that is worthy is ever too hard to achieve, if you have the courage to try it, and you have the faith to believe.
For faith is a force that is greater than knowledge or power or skill, and many defeats turn to triumph, if you trust in God's wisdom and will.
For faith is a mover of mountains, there's nothing that God cannot do.
So, start out today with faith in your heart, and climb 'til your dream comes true!
May yours become a reality!
Start where you stand and never mind the past.
The past won’t help you in beginning new, if you have left it all behind at last.
Why, that’s enough, you’re done with it, you’re through.
This is another chapter in the book.
This is another race that you have planned.
Don’t give the vanished days a backward look. Start where you stand.
The world won’t care about your old defeats, if you can start anew and win success.
The future is your time, and time is fleet, and there is much of work and strain and stress.
Forget the buried woes and dead despairs.
Here is a brand-new trial right at hand.
The future is for him who does and dares.
Start where you stand.
Start on your special day!
One song can spark a moment.
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest.
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship.
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea.
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation.
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness.
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits.
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom.
One heart can know what’s true.
One life can make a difference.
You see, it’s up to you!
I believe in you!