May you never walk alone in life
and always have a hand to hold
as you walk through life's way...
May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand.
May the pain you might know and the conflict
you might experience give you the strength
to walk through life facing each new situation
with courage and optimism. Always know that
there are those whose love and understanding
will always be there, even when you feel most
alone. May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and
a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and
may you give these gifts as well as receive them.
May the teachings of those you admire become
part of you, so that you may call upon them.
Remember, those whose lives you have touched
and who have touched yours are always part of
you, even if the encounters were less than you
would have wished. It is the content of the
encounter that is more important than its form.
May you not become too concerned with material
matters, but instead place immeasurable value on
the goodness in your heart. Find time in each day
to see beauty and love in the world around you.
Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard
may be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with
promise and possibility. Learn to view
everything as a worthwhile experience.
May you find enough inner strength to determine your
own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on
another's judgement of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved.
~Sandra Sturtz Hauss~
Hold on to what is good,
Even if it is a handful of earth
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree standing by itself
Hold on to what you must do
Even if it's a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it's easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if I have gone away from you.
Pueblo Indian Prayer
May God bless you with discomfort
at easy answers, half truths,
superficial relationships, so that
you will live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice,
oppression and exploitation of people
so that you will work for justice,
equality and peace.
May God bless you with tears
to shed for those who suffer from pain,
rejection, starvation and war, so that
you will reach out your hand to comfort
them and change their pain into joy.
And may God bless you with the
foolishness to think that you can make
a difference in the world, so that you
will do the things which others
tell you cannot be done.
A wonderful realization will be the day
you realize that you are unique in all the world.
There is nothing that is an accident.
You are a special combination for a purpose -
and don't let them tell you otherwise...
only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.