Twelve Gifts for A Child

Twelve Gifts for A Child

At the wondrous moment you were born, as you took your first breath, a
great celebration was held in heaven and twelve magnificent gifts were
granted to you.

The first gift is STRENGTH. May you remember to call upon it whenever
you need it.

The second gift is BEAUTY. May your deeds reflect its depth.

The third gift is COURAGE. May you speak and act with confidence and
use courage to follow your own path.

The fourth gift is COMPASSION. May you be gentle with yourself and
others. May you forgive those who hurt you and yourself when you make

The fifth gift is HOPE. Through each passage and season, may you trust
the goodness of life.

The sixth gift is JOY. May it keep your heart open and filled with light.

The seventh gift is TALENT. May you discover your own special
abilities and contribute them toward a better world.

The eighth gift is IMAGINATION. May it nourish your visions and dreams.

The ninth gift is REVERENCE. May you appreciate the wonder that you
are and the miracle of all creation.

The tenth gift is WISDOM. Guiding your way, wisdom will lead you
through knowledge to understanding. May you hear its soft voice.

The eleventh gift is LOVE. It will grow each time you give it away.

The twelvth gift is Faith. May you believe and grow in your faith.