"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 optimism and courage.
May you realize 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, a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.
May you remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.
May you teach love to those who know hate, and let that love embrace you as you go in the world.
May the teaching of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon it.
May you remember that those whose lives you have touched, and those who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.
May you find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.
May you realize that each person has limitless abilities, but that each of us is different in our own way.
May you know that what you lack in one regard may be more than compensated for in another.
May what you feel you lack in the present become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.
May you 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 judgements of your accomplishments."