While we sleep
The goddess is bleeding
Nurturing the new year
The howl vibrates
Calling the hunters
Breath formed to ice
The hunt laborious
Snow is high
Garnet on white
The new year awakens
A blessing for my goddaughter
I wish for you to be brave and strong
to follow your heart
to live a life that matters
be as big or as small as you want
but never smaller than yourself
be happy—always—learn to dance in the rain
Embrace the thunderstorms and the sunshine
And dance, or sing, or write, or paint, make bread—create!
Get stuck in, with your whole heart.
Be a princess, be a dragon slayer.
Be a warrior, a healer, a teacher.
Be earth, wind, and water.
Be humble, be grateful, be amazed, and full of wonder.
Climb mountains, curl up with a book.
Help when help is needed.
Hug your friends.
Eat an apple a day.
Carry a tissue and a towel (you never know).
If you are scared, stand tall, face your fear.
Know that you are never alone.
If you are sad, cry. Cry me a river.
And then dry your eyes, blow your nose and move on.
If you are happy dance! And share the smiles.
If you are angry, know why, and use it to make things better.
But most of all love, love yourself, love life, love every morning
you are given
And every day, begin the adventure anew.
Be gentle--with your self
Cry when needs be
Laugh when you cannot hold back
Scream when you must
Smile when it wants to break free