5.5.16

I will teach you all the things,
Little soul,
That exist within mine.
I will teach you not to grimace when the sun hits your face.
But to welcome it's warmth.
Because you're alive.
And the light gives life
To all things sweet.
I will teach you to cherish
Wind in your hair,
Sand between your fingers,
And saltwater between your toes.
I will teach to you go slow.
To savor all the moments.
And to breathe deeply
In good times
And in bad.
I will teach you to inquire.
And to never hush your curiosity.
I will teach you to trust the trees
And the moon
And the tides.
I will teach you to love
In a way that moves
The mountains within.
I will teach you to feel small
With pride
As you stand beside the redwoods.
I will teach you to notice
What you notice
No matter how seemingly insignificant.
I will teach you to observe,
To appreciate silence,
But to find your place
And purpose
Within the noise.
I will teach you to find the prayer
In what most would disregard.
I will teach you to be kind,
The kind of kind that makes
A heart smile.
I will teach you to forgive,
To love first,
And to listen more
Than you respond.
I will teach you
To be teachable.
As I know surely
You will provide me
With my most cherished lessons.
I will teach you
To know God
Deeply.
I will teach you to exist
In humble gratitude.
I will teach you to
Ride the waves
Of your human experience
With the intuitive compass
Of your spiritual self.
I will teach you the raw, divine
Power of being
Woman.
I will teach you to appreciate
The tiny, yellow flower buds
Scattered atop the hood of a car.
Because, just like you,
They may be small,
But their message
Is love.