Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wishes for Megan

Today is my sweet little Megan's 6th birthday.  Oh my, how the years have flown.  Of course our house is filled with glitter, glimmer, and laughter today. Once she headed off to school I played around with this cupcake in my sketchbook using my Twinkling H2O's for a while, thinking about how privileged I am to be her mother.

We have a little tradition in our house, along with gifts, we give wishes to the birthday person, we tell them what our wish for them is on their birthday. So today, as she celebrated at school and my 2yo slept peacefully after his lunchtime meal, I found myself sitting quietly and thinking about my wishes for Megan.  I thought I would share them with you.

Dear Megan,

My wish for you is to know that virtue is strength and the key to peace, to know that many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart, and remember, in order to handle yourself you need to use your head, but to handle others, use your heart.

My wish for you is to learn from the mistakes of others because you can't live long enough to make them all yourself. Know that if you wish to be like someone else, you waste the person you are, and recognize that a smart person knows what to say, but a wise person knows whether or not to say it.

My wish for you is to live fully and simply in the present moment, free youself to express your ideas and feelings and don't bottle them up inside you, and remember, just as you have the right to live your own life, others have the right to live theirs.

My wish for you is to love who you are, and remember that we are all born into this life with a body which we can choose to love or hate.  Respect who you are, care for yourself, and value your gifts. Know that the answer to life's questions are within us, if only we look and listen with our heart, and trust in our own judgement, we will see them.

And above all, my wish for you it to know that beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are precious works of art. Live your life with integrity my darling girl, so that you may become that precious work of art.

Happy birthday Megan, I love you forever.

xx Mom

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