I hope adventure grabs you by the hand, and you invest both time and love into her.
I hope you genuinely fall in love with the journey and not just the dreams of getting there.
I hope you open your eyes to the things and people that illuminate the world around you.
I hope you take them by the hand and pull them close to you.
every single waking day for the rest of your life, I hope you choose them.
The people and things that paint a smile across your face, and form storms of laughter in your stomach.
I hope you hold hands with your friends in public,
and tell them you love them in the most unique, and strangely beautiful ways.
I hope you send them random post-cards and trinkets along your journey.
I hope you find peace in a good book, good music, sunsets, compassion, intimacy, and kindness.
I hope you dine well, often. I hope you treat yourself to the finest cuisines.
I hope you find new ways to fall in love with yourself, and that you keep falling
Just like how I love you.
I feverishly hope you inspire others to do as much.
I hope you count your time in childhood minutes.
Swimming in eights, dancing in seconds.
I hope. Oh! how I hope, and please understand that I believe in you.
Just as I believe that I exist at this very moment, sitting on my sofa, writing you this letter of hope.
I hope you know I am always here. If you’ve had a bad week, I will sing you to sleep, and kiss your cheek, and assure you we will be alright.
And most importantly—
I hope that if one day someone with sad eyes pointed downward, and doubt written across their shoulders comes to you and asks, “What good is hope?”
I hope you will lift their chin, look them in the eye and say “Oh, hope, you see, blissful hope, has always got me through.”
For my friends, readers, and anyone I have ever said “I love you,” to. I hope you know those words are genuine when I say them. I wouldn’t say them if I didn’t mean them and I do not say them to everyone. I may not always reach out as often as I should, but please know that I think of you often, I care about you, and you are more important to me than you will ever know. I love you.
Love & life lessons,