I want….

I want to see through their eyes and teach them how to be dream catchers.

instill in them that they unto themselves be true.

I want to teach this by example.

I want to create beautiful art… rich with emotion and infused with soul to be cherished and passed down through generations.

I want to discover my higher self.

and to feel intensely grateful everyday. May prayers of gratitude become my mantra.

I want peace, happiness and health for the ones I love and for all

and I want to slow down and savor every minute of this time

I want to cook healthy, wholesome meals and have gatherings where

the sound of laughter fills the air.

I want to feel truly alive

and listen to birds singing with my eyes closed.

I want to keep my promises and say farewell to my fears.

I want to really listen…

and give back.

and have fabulous reunions with childhood friends

I want to surrender to what life has in store

and be okay with growing older

and I want to write a truly incredible next chapter…








  • June 28, 2012 - 9:14 am

    Karen C - Vanessa, may your life be filled everything you want and may the rest of the world learn to want those things to. What an even more wonderful world it would be.ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    Gerri Smalley - What a wonderful and beautiful list!ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    Leigh - such a beautiful list, it’s like you were reading my mind 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2012 - 12:47 am

    Carole G - Lovely post. Certainly words to live by. I think that next chapter is going to be quite rich with incredible art, moments, food and love.ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2012 - 8:16 am

    Tat - Absolutely yes! Teaching them by example is the best thing we can do for us and for them. And the most effective, too.ReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    AngelaRae - Yes, yes, yes. What a beautiful post, so heartfelt and focused. I wish for you that all of your desires come to you and that the next chapter is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2012 - 6:28 pm

    kat {pipkin hollow} - Vanessa, this is beautiful! Simply beautiful!

    I am grateful that we connected through BFTH, and I love this gorgeous space you have created here. I have just passed along the One Lovely Blog award to you. You can see my post here … http://pipkinhollow.com/2012/07/18/one-lovely-blog-award/ReplyCancel

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