The lessons you teach

It’s so appropriate that you are in your final year of preparing to teach
You have already taught so much to so many.

you have taught me to love
to share
to communicate
to have faith
to trust
to be brave
to play

you taught me the importance of following instinct
to know what feels right
and when it’s time to make a change

you taught me the value of practice 
and how this brings us closer
to mastery

you taught me the meaning of joy
the freedom that comes from 
a free spirit

you are teaching me the excitement of exploration
of travel
and adventure

from you, I learned to appreciate music
filling me with beauty and song

from you, I am learning to let go
and to enjoy the view I have
overlooking your life
from my perch above

thank you for these gifts
these lessons
these treasures

On your 22nd birthday
my wish for you
is to celebrate the moment
enjoy the day
(as always)
remember to be safe


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