Sometimes on the weekends I get on that small ship that some idealistic people here have bought. They offer transfer from one side to the other or small round trips. The small ones are 15 minutes, the so called “panoramic” ones which are only offered on Sundays are 30 minutes. I just love to get on that old ship, sit on the front end and take one or two trips…
1. I wish you all the laughs in the world,
because it’s important to laugh.
Even when it’s at yourself.
And sometimes, it really is the best medicine.
2. I wish you warm tea and good coffee,
because everyone needs a pick me up.
When life seems to have you in a whirlwind
of things to do, and people to see.
For the days that getting out of bed seems like the hardest thing to do in the world.
Yes, in times like these I wish you warm tea and good coffee.
3. I wish you good company,
because those you surround yourself with
are a reflection of who you are.
You are so lovely,
make sure the rest of the world knows it.
4. I wish you success,
because your talent is breathtaking.
The world should know that too.
5. I wish you good music,
because we both know the power that exists is in its lyrics and melodies.
I hope it lightens you when you feel heavy,
and grounds you when you feel lost.
I wish to you, music that hits you when you need it to.
6. I wish you great books.
Novels with a world you can escape to.
With characters you feel like you know,
places you feel you have been.
7. I wish you a good nights sleep
because it’s easy to forget its importance.
but always remember to rest.
8. I wish you to be healthy always.
In every sense of the word.
Body, mind and spirit
9. I wish you a good cry,
Please don’t ever hold it back.
For ignoring the storm will only create a larger flood later.
10. Most of all,
I wish you happiness,
In all that you do,
in all that you are.
… to go out alone, to sit under a tree — not with a book, not with a companion, but by yourself — and observe the falling of a leaf, hear the lapping of the water, the fishermen’s song, watch the flight of a bird, and of your own thoughts as they chase each other across the space of your mind. If you are able to be alone and watch these things, then you will discover extraordinary riches which no government can tax, no human agency can corrupt, and which can never be destroyed.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti
These lyrics sound so familiar …