My Wish For You

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunset to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth and
Love to complete your life


Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset,
the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall.
It’s the little things that make happy moments,
not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.
~ Sharon Draper


Family isn’t always blood.
It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs;
the ones who accept you for who you are.
The ones who would do anything to see you smile
and who love you no matter what.

From This Moment On

I hope you laugh more.
I hope you sing at the top of your lungs.
I hope you drive with the windows down
and let the wind rustle through your hair.
I hope you hug. I hope you kiss.
I hope you surround yourself with
people who make you feel alive.
I hope you become the type of person that
brings good energy wherever you go, and
the type of person people want to be around.
I hope you speak what’s on your mind,
that you raise your voice for injustice,
that you tell others that you love them,
instead of waiting until it’s too late.
I hope you live gracefully & shine brighter.
From this moment on.
~ Marisa Donnelly