May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand. May the
pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk through life facing
each new situation with courage and optimism. Always
know that there are those whose love and understanding
will always be there, even when you feel most alone.
May you discover enough goodness
in others to believe in a world of peace. May a kind
word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours
every day of your life, and may you give these gifts
as well as receive them. Remember the sunshine when
the storm seems unending. Teach love to those that
know hate, and let love embrace you as you go into
May the teachings of those you admire
become part of you, so that you may call upon them.
Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who
have touched yours are always a part of you, even
if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter that is more important
than its form.
May you not become too concerned
with material matters, but instead place immeasurable
value on the goodness in your heart. Find time in
each day to see beauty and love in the world around
you. Realize that each person has limitless abilities,
but each of us is different in our own way. What you
may feel you lack in one regard may be more than compensated
for in another. What you feel you lack in the present
may become one of your strengths in the future. May
you see your future as one filled with promise and
possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile