Make sure you stand out from those around you.
never pass an ice cream shop
laugh into the face of the screaming wind, so those behind you can hear you
never walk single file when you can walk holding hands
sometimes the balcony seats are better then the front row
& the hard way is often the most rewarding.
To my mother: You are the blessing I never earned. I never had to convince you to love me. I never had to apologize for mistakes I made. I never worry about falling on my ass because I never doubted you would be there to catch me. My courage came from your strength. My intelligence from your wisdom. My compassion for your selflessness. My hope from your unwavering positivity. My love from your shoreless ocean of love. 30, 40, 60 or 90 - you're my mom; an ageless entity who I will always look up to and whom my children will learn the same valuable lessons from. I couldn't have asked for a better mother and I'm fairly certain that God couldn't have designed a better one anyway. Happy Birthday. ... and thank you.