Beanery Online Literary Magazine

November 21, 2007

THOUGHTS FOR DAVID

Filed under: WR/V EMILY — beanerywriters @ 12:50 am
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Words of wisdom for my son:

Dearest David
Faith matters. I’m not just talking religion here. I’m
talking about believing in something… anything. It
inspires, and drives the heart’s of those that possess
it. Faith can be so very powerful.

Love matters a great deal. It can lift you up and
comfort you when everything else is falling down
around you. It is the doorway to a seemingly endless
stream of emotions. Love can be fierce, and gentle.
Always keep your heart and eyes open. Love is
ever-changing and unpredictable.

Compassion… A little compassion can be the saving
grace to someone in their darkest hour. Be warm, and
caring… It’s contagious!

Honesty is extremely important. My mother used to tell
me that character is what you do when no one is
looking.. Having the trust of someone is something
that should be treasured and protected. Trust is hard
to get, easy to lose, and even harder to gain again.
Life is much easier when the people around you can
trust you and believe in you.

Be true to yourself and those around you. It won’t
always be easy, but you will be stronger and happier
for it. Take nothing and no one for granted. Life’s
moments are dynamic and over in the blink of an eye.

So intelligent, strong, and sweet… I am so proud of
you, and so very lucky to be your mother. I believe in
you always.

Much Love, Emily