I wish for you to view life with the unabashed wonder of a child. To believe in the magic of what you cannot see. To have faith. To put your hearts into knowing there is something bigger than you.
I wish for you the child like joy for life. To laugh from your soul. To play and to run with a smile on your face. To lose yourself in something that you love doing. That you would be filled by those moments.
I wish for you the deep forgiveness our children extend to us daily. That you would know you are enough as a mother, as a partner, as a friend, as a colleague. That you would have grace for yourself and for others. That you would realize your best is wonderful and exactly what this world needs.
I wish for you the peace with which our children live. They feel safe. They feel loved. They believe in tomorrow. They know good days are ahead. They tuck the lessons from today into their hearts and walk forward into the future knowing that all is well. And it is.
I wish for you the patience of a child learning something new. The calmness combined with tenacity that it takes to master something difficult whether it’s learning to walk or tying a shoe. That you may have patience for them, for others, for yourself. One more minute doesn’t matter to you, but for a little one it’s the world of a difference.
I wish for you the kindness of a child’s heart. The purity of spirit that they bestow on others. Lending a hand without being asked. Encouraging a friend without being prompted. That those kindness would happen to you and come from you. That together we can begin to put our world back together again.
And lastly, I wish for you unconditional love taught best by our children. That you would love and be loved with the deepest of hearts and the fullest of spirits. That life would be wonderful. That you would bless others and in turn that you would be blessed. Today and always.
Find the joy,
Jessica McCauley, M.Ed. is a parenting coach/consultant. She draws on her background as a Montessori educator and Child Life Specialist to help families navigate the challenges of the early childhood years. Contact Jessica at http://smallhandsbigsteps.com/contact/ for more information or to schedule a consultation.