Roots & Wings

If I had two wishes, I know what they would be 
I'd wish for Roots to cling to, and Wings to set me free; 

Roots of inner values, like rings within a tree; 

and Wings of independence to seek my destiny. 
 

Roots to hold forever to keep me safe and strong,
To let me know you love me, when I've done something wrong;

To show me by example, and helps me learn to choose,
To take those actions every day to win instead of lose.

 

Just be there when I need you, to tell me it's all right,
To face my fear of falling when I test my wings in  flight;

Don't make my life too easy, it's better if I try,
And fail and get back up myself, so I can learn to fly.

 

If I had two wishes, and two were all I had,
And they could just be granted, by my Mom and Dad;

I wouldn't ask for money or any store-bought things.

The greatest gifts I'd ask for are simply Roots and Wings.

 

By Denis Waitley

 

ROOTS & WINGS OPERATES IN WEST SUSSEX, SUPPORTING CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES’ EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING, MENTAL HEALTH, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL NEEDS.

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