May you have:
Better unnecessary pleasures than all your vain hopes,
Better mornings than the long night’s grieving,
Better evenings than the sweat of the day.
Better blues than the aching silence,
and better calm than even the tolling bells advertise.
May you have a better front porch than your back door,
A better garden than your roof’s worst fears,
A better pantry than your kitchen.
May all your truths come dreamy.
Better weather than what everyone complains about,
Better generosity than the ledger-book,
Better love than satisfaction.
May you have better help than your mistakes,
Better luck then you knew at the time,
Better neighbors than you deserve.