Unitarian Universalist minister Charles Stephens has offered these words, which are especially appropriate in this season of graduations, high hopes, and moving forward:
Some Wishes for You
I wish for you a troubled heart at times
As woes of world and friend come close beside
And keep you sleepless.
I wish for you the thrill of knowing
Who you are
Where you stand,
Not prosperity, but dreams I wish for you;
Not riches, but a sense of your own worth I wish
Not even long life, however proud we'd be to have it so.
But life that is crammed with living,
Hour by hour.
And love I wish for you;
May you give it frequently.
I wish for you solitude in the midst of company,
And a mind full of company within your quiet times.
Full todays I wish for you, and full tomorrows.
We will encounter these words again as part of our High School Bridging Ceremony on Sunday, May 22.
See you in Church!