I hope you can smile,
regardless of how your day has been,
regardless of the pain or sorrow you feel,
regardless of your disappointments,
your setbacks, or your failures.
I hope you can laugh,
regardless of how low you feel,
regardless of how sad you are,
regardless of how pointless
laughter may seem.
I hope you can love,
and never stop loving,
even when confronted
with a million reasons not to.
I hope you can forgive,
and should forgiveness feel so hard,
should it feel impossible,
I hope you can release your soul
your disfavor to the Supreme.
And may you believe in a higher power—
only you will determine
what that means to you, to your life.
I hope you can conquer
the allure in the depth of darkness,
in whatever form it presents itself.
It could be in hate or in anger,
it could be in deceit,
or it could be in the least imaginable.
I hope you can forget
what you must forget—
only you know what it is
because you fight it day and night,
or you cling to it so tight,
even when it does you no good.
I hope you can live,
and keep choosing life.
From the bottom of my heart,
I wish every living being
the very best in life.
We are here for only a time—
may it be the best you ever had.