May you find serenity and tranquillity
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,
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 who know hate,
and let that love embrace you
as you go into the world.
May the teaching 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 the
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.
May you always feel loved.