The following is taken from my favorite birthday card of all time. I actually received the same card two years in a row from my Grandfather (so he must have liked it as much as I did *wink*). There will be more on this later. But for now...I leave you with some greeting card wisdom.
Thoughts for my Granddaughter on her Birthday
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.
There is no use carrying around worry and regret. They only weigh you down.
Always keep yourself open to hope and to love. They give us wings.
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 that make you happy, that remind you of the beauty all around us if we only keep our eyes open to it.
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 means you need the 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.