Daily gratitude can alter your thought patterns and your outlook on life. With that in mind, I have been trying to acknowledge all of the blessings in my life on a daily basis. Two of my greatest blessings are my children. Thinking of my children, the lives they will lead, the adventures they will experience and all they will become, makes me smile. I am truly blessed.
For my children.
I wish you a long life full of love, happiness and crimson sunsets.
I wish you a life of compassion; showing deep love and grace to others, just as I hope you are treated with compassion and kindness.
I wish you peace, serenity and a calm mind; a mind that is still and does not rush to panic. Tranquility is necessary for your spirit to soar.
I wish you good health; take care of your mind, body and your spirit. Listen to the messages your body sends you.
I wish you true friendship. Real, loving, fulfilling friendship. It doesn’t come along very often so when it does, hang on to it and cherish it. Those friends, your dearest friends, will be by your side through all the curves in the road; the good; the not so good. Celebrate with them; cry with them. Make sure they know you love them and appreciate them.
I wish you adventure. Go backpacking. Ride roller coasters. Climb a mountain. Our beautiful world is waiting for you to explore it.
I wish you time. Time with your family; time with your own children; time to stop and smell the roses; time to read a good book; time to reflect on and appreciate the blessings in your life.
I wish you hope. I wish you hope in your yourself; hope in others; hope in our world. Never surrender your hope. It is something we all need to survive and thrive. It is something that can never be taken from you.
I wish you character. Be strong; be noble; be a role model. Be respectful, be kind, be loving. Be who you are meant to be.
I wish you strength, determination, perseverance and patience; especially with yourself. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
I wish you love. Deep, fulfilling love. The kind of love that takes your breath away; makes your heart skip a beat; sweeps you off your feet; makes your soul sing. Hang onto it. Cherish it. If you lose it, it wasn’t meant to be. Remember it for how it made you feel but do not grieve for its loss. You will love again and be loved by many, for you are spectacular.
I wish you quiet moments to watch the trees blow in the wind, to watch the clouds sail by, to watch the flowers bloom. It is these quiet moments that you will hear yourself; when life will make sense; where stillness will lead to answers.
Believe in yourself, just as I believe in you.
I believe you can do anything; be anything.
Reach for the stars, follow your dreams and be proud of who you are and what you become. I am already so proud of you. I am proud to be your mom.
I love you with all of my heart and soul. You are the reason I was born. You are the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing I think of before I fall asleep.
My wishes and dreams.
© The Flip of the Switch, January 2016.