You are strong . . . .
when you take your grief and teach it to smile.
You are brave . . . .
when you overcome your fear and help others to do the same.
You are happy . . . .
when you see a flower and give it your blessing.
You are loving . . . .
when your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others.
You are wise . . . .
when you know the limits of your wisdom.
You are true . . . .
when you admit there are times you fool yourself.
You are alive . . . .
when tomorrow’s hope means more to you than yesterday’s mistake.
You are growing . . . .
when you know what you are but not what you will become.
You are free . . . .
when you are in control of yourself and do not wish to control others.
You are honorable . . . .
when you find your honor is to honor others.
You are generous . . . .
when you can take as sweetly as you can give.
You are humble . . . .
when you do not know how humble you are.
You are thoughtful . . . .
when you see me just as I am and treat me just as you are.
You are merciful . . . .
when you forgive in others the faults you condemn in yourself.
You are beautiful . . . .
when you don’t need a mirror to tell you.
You are rich . . . .
when you never need more than what you have.
You are you . . . .
when you are at peace with who you are not.