My Wish for You; A Poem

I came across this timeless poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson (who wrote poetry in the 1800’s):

This is my wish for you;

Comfort on difficult days,

smiles when sadness intrudes,

rainbows to follow the clouds,

laughter to kiss your lips.

Sunsets to warm your heart,

hugs when spirits sag,

beauty for your eyes to see,

friendships to brighten your being.

Faith so that you can believe,

confidence for when you doubt,

courage to know yourself,

patience to accept the truth,

Love to complete your life.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is my wish for you. What lovely sentiments that we can hold in our thoughtful intentions for the loved ones in our lives, including ourselves. 🙂

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7 thoughts on “My Wish for You; A Poem”

  1. What a gift! Thank you Kristine, I’ll spread it around, I can’t think of anyone for whom this does not apply – even do some good to those who annoy us.

    • Beautiful poem with deep set thoughts for a perfect end to a grueling day. Thank you RWE for bringing a smile to my Heart and Tears for your message 💗 I feel this was a message from our Magnificent Creator in times when Spirituality is the forefront of our times.

  2. This is so perfect! I am scapbooking this weekend and this is perfect for my daughter’s book! Just love it!!
    Thank you!



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