Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Life Legacies

I got this poem on a card that my Grama sent me for my birthday in December. Every time I read it I get tears in my eyes...


Live deep
Never stop learning, playing, or finding wonder in the world around you.
Live the length of your life, but live the depth of it as well.

Travel Light
There is no use in carrying around the worry and the regret.
They only weigh you down. Always keep yourself open to hope and to love.
They give us wings.

Forgive imperfections
in yourself and others.
Imperfections keep things interesting.
They're the cracks where the light shines through.

Own beautiful things
and not just to keep in the drawer, tucked away for a perfect day.
Surround yourself with things to make you happy,
that remind you of the beauty all around us
if we only keep our eyes open to it.

Make mistakes
Follow detours. Sometimes it takes an unexpected turn
to help us find the life that is waiting for us around the bend.
Trust yourself and the path that is meant for you.

Take care of yourself
and sometimes that mean you need ice cream.
Be good to your body, but also to your mind and spirit.
You're the only one who can.

And Always, Always know you are loved.
You are a gift to this world and a blessing to me.
And that will never change.