15
Nov

Promise me

That you will always choose happy.
That you will apologize when you are wrong and take responsibility for your actions.
That you will not work until you drop.
That you will create and define your family.
That you will remember what is really important.
That you will see that stuff equals noise.
That you will find your quiet calm.
That you will love,
you
your family
your life.
Just promise me that we will all be all right.

Please promise me that you will find your way.
That you will define success by how many times you laugh
by how joyful you are
by how much you say "I love you" in one day.
That your work will be important to you
but not define you.
That your children will be important to you
but not define you.
That your person will be important to you
but not define you.
Because all of it makes up who you are.
Not one piece
not any one part.
All of it, makes up you.
And just because one is not doing well
one is struggling,
does not mean that it all falls apart.
Just promise me that we will all be all right.

Promise me that you will make time
for you
for fun
for laughter
for joy
for hugs
for smooches
for all of the I love yous.
Promise me that you see me and how important all of that is for us.
Promise me that you will have a family movie night
and time with friends
and a big Sunday breakfast together.
Just promise me that we will all be all right.

Promise me that you will always eat with your entire face
and hum when you love the food
and that your feet will dance with every bite.
Promise me that you will always nap
and sit in quiet
and be still
and take your little faces in
and realize how immense and big little is.
Just promise me that we will all be all right.

Promise me that you will find your way to the beach
and the trails
and water
and sun
and snow.
Promise me that you will remember to keep having a childhood
especially when adulthood gets too serious.
Just promise me that we will all be all right.

Please promise me that you will find real friends.
The ones that you can laugh with, the kind of laughter that takes over every part of your body.
The ones that you are not judged by
the ones that make you feel good down to your toes and lift your heart,
even if you spend the night crying in their arms.
Promise me that you will always be a good friend
and gentle and kind
to them
to you
to your family.
Promise me that when you are picking the family you get to choose for yourself,
you will realize how important of a decision it is.
Because those you spend your time with
they also define who you are as a person.
Promise me you will treat others well.
That you will make things all right for them.
Just promise me that we will all be all right.

Promise me you will keep your smile
and good nature and heart.
Promise me that your soul will always be the real you
and that you will feed it too.
Promise me that you will remember all that we created when we created you
and how many times we told and showed you that love.
Promise me a happy childhood
and second chances
and moments that matter.
Just promise me that we will all be all right.

Promise me you will be all right.
Just promise me that we will all be all right.

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