I trembled as I begged.
For not knowing better.
For talking to you like you are nothing.
For the spite. The guilt.
Forgive me for not giving you what you deserve.
Forgive me for hurting you.
For making you feel small and unwanted.
For the pain. The constant doubt.
Forgive me for the put downs.
For the times I told you that you weren’t good enough.
For the worry. The lies.
I stood there
And as my reflection stared back at me
I begged one last time
Be curious, play with fire.
Ask a million questions, get dangerously close to the line.
Love without fear, and when your heart gets broken, love again.
Notice that every breath is an incredible miracle.
See the beauty in a strangers eyes.
Be passionate about everything you do. Don’t hide. Let that passion be contagious.
Take the risk, it’s worth it.
Embrace the mess that you are. The chaos, the imperfections.
Laugh loud and often.
Know that anything you need you can find within yourself.
Let go of expectations, doubt and worry.
Be kind. Not only to kind people but to all.
Stay wild and be free. We aren’t meant to live in fear.
Smile and remember that today is a beautiful gift. I will send love and good energy to everyone I encounter.
I will be kind, loving, patient and offer forgiveness freely to myself and others when needed.
I will show gratitude for everything that enters my life. I will see it all as a beautiful blessing and an opportunity to grow.
I will give my help to anyone who needs it without expecting something in return.
I will laugh and play and enjoy this beautiful day.