A Blessing from a Parent
May you believe in yourself,
Recognizing the beautiful gifts within yourself.
May you listen well to yourself and
May you have courage and encourage
Share stories, sense your surroundings
Avoid playing small, ignore the
‘not good enough’ voice, the being too good.
Be yourself, story tell, laugh, listen, love
Enjoy, entertain, engage with life
Accept yourself, be yourself, accept yourself
Protect, provide, plan your precious life.
I will be with you in some form
To love, learn and laugh with you
To gift, guide and go with you
To comfort, care and celebrate with you.
Let go, give yourself to life fully
Recognizing, feel and express your emotions
Anger as a power to respect yourself
Others and the planet.
Fear as a reminder to guard yourself
Sadness as acknowledgment of loss,
Joy as gratitude for the gift of life
Anger, crying a asserting respect.
Lead a life of gentleness and strength
Meeting pain as the pain of childbirth
Own your anger, express your fear,
Shed your tears, burst with laughter.
I am not perfect, I am sorry
I own my mistakes, I have learned
Thank you for being my child
I love you and the child within you.