And something that I really adore, is that she asked family and friends to send along messages to her baby, sharing what we wish for him. Easy enough, but it took me awhile to get my head into the game...per usual, since my head has recently been focused on all things health and house related.
But the other day at my favorite morning location (a coffee shop), I found the words I was trying to find. And you know what, it was honest and easy. All those things I wish for this beautiful, innocent little child, I also wish for myself. And while I was blessed to have grown up with very loving, supportive, and nurturing parents much like this little boy will have, I still have my demons and need to continue to choose me over them.
Thus, it also seemed appropriate to write a little wish note to myself:
It is my wish to keep in mind a simple childlike sense of joy, curiosity, and courage to take on the world around me.
I wish never to be one to take for granted those who love me and to never give up on my dreams, whatever the current detour may be.
I wish to keep in mind sound judgement and recognize when to take the world by storm and when I need to take a step back.
I wish never to lose a sense of creativity and an appreciation of the natural world around me.
I wish to always choose the walk or run outside over lounging by the television, given that my health permits.
I wish to continue to learn throughout life, to love with my whole heart, and not be afraid of challenges presented to me.
And finally, I wish for life, love, and happiness to be present throughout it all.
What do you wish for yourself?