These are my wishes for you 

may you find serenity and tranquility

in a world you may not always understand 

may the pain you have known

and the conflict you have experienced

give you the strenght 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 touchand a warm smile

be yours every day of your life

and may you give these gifts

as well as receive them 

may the teaching 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 a part of you

even if the encounters were less than you would have wished

it is the content of the encouner that is more important than its form 

may you not become to concerned with material matters

but instead place immeasureable 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

you may be more than compensated for in another

what you feel you lack in the present

may become one of you 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 you own worth by yourself

and not be dependent

on another’s judgment of your accomplishments. 

may you always feel loved