May the wind be always at your back
May your footsteps forever land on solid ground
May your words bring smiles to those that hear them
May your thoughts bring peace to those who surround you
For the wind will lift you up
For the earth will carry you
For words can hurt or heal
For thoughts can create hate or love
The day of your birth the creator rejoiced
The day the creator rejoiced was a day of hope
The day of hope lives in you and wants to be love
The love you share will return as the wind at your back
that will lift you up.
Happy birthday, son of many grandfathers.
*issohko is Algonquian for grandson