Saturday, December 12, 2015

My wish 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 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 you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace.  

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.  

Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.  

Teach love to those who hate, and let that love embrace you as you go out into the world.  

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 whose 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 encounter that is more important than the form.  

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.  

Find time each day to see beauty and love in the world around you.  

Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. 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."


I wish I knew who wrote this but it was signed "unknown".  If you know the writer, please tell me so that I can give credit to that person.

Added note 12-13-15:  Thanks to Callie who hosts Chickens On The Porch, and John of By Stargoose and Hanglands, they identified the author of this piece.  She is Sandra Sturtz Hauss, an English poet.  Thank you Callie and John, I apreciate your help very much.

(The photo at the beginning of this post is one taken in Williamsburg, Virginia.)


  1. Such a lovely, serene scene, Denise. :)

  2. Lots of lovely thoughts in your post today. Thank you!

    Now here's wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places.

  3. Thank you, Denise. Inner strength is what I need right now.

  4. You can check out this link:
    There are other quotes there by that author.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. Enjoy the warm weather.
    There were several pans with different size houses. I found this link:

  5. A quick look on Google reveals that it was written by English poet Sandra Sturtz Hauss, though it seems to be impossible to find out any more. If she never wrote anything else then she's still made a valuable contribution.

  6. hmmm... tje links don't show up.
    The author is: Sandra Sturtz Hauss
    I found her at think exist. com
    Target has the gingerbread house online.

  7. Hello, Denise! What a pretty poem! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

  8. I'll take any moment of non mind racing serenity I can!

  9. We could dwell on each one of these and expand them. They are great blessings.

  10. Actually, I thought you may have written it as it suits your friendly humanity

    Warm ALOHA,
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  11. this is a most beautiful and touching poem.. and it makes a perfect wish for us and I wish it back to you

  12. I love this! It's beautifully worded from start to finish. Thank you for sharing this, Denise.

  13. Such comforting words to hear right now, Denise. And, I love your header photo!

  14. These are some wonderful words to remember and follow. Thanks for putting it up.

  15. What a wonderful sentiment. It should be read right after the "Star Spangled Banner" is sung at every debate. :) Not that it would do much good.
    It's lovely and I will make a copy to tuck into my scrapbook. Every now and then a person with a beautiful soul gives us a gift. This was one of them.
    I am glad you found who the author is. Thank you so much for sharing.


  16. Thank you for these fabulous sentiments...wishing you all the same Denise!