Message to a Daughter

To My Daughter

Dear Sherry:

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

That's why it holds for us an abiding fascination.

Tomorrow will soon come our way,

In the meantime, live for today.

Find happiness - even if it's a small amount,

In all the little blessings that you can count:

Good health, a good life, a great place to live,

And all the joy having a loving family can give.

Look at what you have, not at what you do not.

So what if you don't have gold, you have the pot…and pans…and dishes...

and glassware…and silver…etc.,etc.,etc.

Life is too short to worry about the morrow.

Enjoy this moment, focus on gaiety, not sorrow.

And always remember, wherever you may be,

Somebody loves you to pieces and that someone is me!

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shanmarie 5 months ago from Texas

I don't know when this was written, but I'm so glad you shared it with us today. What more could a mother want for her children but happiness?

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Jodah 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

What a beautiful verse with an important message from mother to daughter. Sherry, thank you for sharing.

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revmjm 5 months ago from Richmond, VA

Thanks for sharing the letter in the form of a poem to your daughter. She is blessed to have you as a mother just as you are blessed to have her as a daughter.

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billybuc 5 months ago from Olympia, WA

Not a bad gift from a loving mother to her daughter. Thank you for sharing that with us all.

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Larry Rankin 5 months ago from Oklahoma

Very touching.

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drbj 5 months ago from south Florida Author

Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments. I don't know when my Mom wrote this but I found it among her things and was so very touched. She is still with me and will never be forgotten. She was the best mother and BFF. B.J. brought joy to everyone that knew her and you walked away feeling good about yourself.

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Nellieanna 5 months ago from TEXAS

This is so like her! Full of positivity and good sense. Warm and caring. She was and still is beloved by so many. I appreciate your sharing this and can feel the love for you she expressed, Sherry. When I saw this announced in the new hubs, I couldn't wait to get over here and read it.


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JayeWisdom 5 months ago from Deep South, USA

I think it's all the more joyful that you only found it recently and can "hear" her saying the words to you. How fortunate you were to have her as both your mother and BFF. She did give so much of herself and her warm humor and positive nature to everyone. Thanks for sharing this with her many, many HP friends. Jaye

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breakfastpop 5 months ago

You are so lucky to have this lovely message from your Mother.

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teaches12345 5 months ago

Good health, a good life, a great place to live, And all the joy having a loving family can give: this is all I want for my children. The simplest of blessings makes you a rich person. God bless you for the wisdom today.

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MizBejabbers 5 months ago

She brightened up this whole website. I miss her humor and expertise. The poem is grand.

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pstraubie48 5 months ago from sunny Florida

Yes m' not miss today Awesome


Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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always exploring 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

It's just not the same without her. She always left a poem when she visited my hubs. I know you will treasure her poem to you. Wonderful!

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AudreyHowitt 5 months ago from California

This is beautiful and thank you so much for sharing it--your mom was a joy and I miss her

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Shyron E Shenko 5 months ago

This is wonderful advise from a loving mother to a loving daughter.

Maybe if you look up in the sky

You may see a poem passing by

Not to make you sad or make you cry

But, like you said, writers must write



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pstraubie48 2 months ago from sunny Florida

Read this but came back to read again....just beginning my day and this is a great way to begin.

hoping all is well with you and yours...Angels are once again on the way ps

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Springboard 5 weeks ago from Wisconsin

Live for the day is so true. You never know if tomorrow will ever come, or if it will even be a full day. We take life so for granted sometimes it boggles the mind since it happens to be the most precious thing we have.

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