Monthly Archives: December 2014

Roots and Wings (A Child’s Wish)

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 let me know you love me when I’ve done something wrong.
To show me by example, to help me learn to choose, to take those actions everyday 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 life too easy, it’s better if I try, and fall 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.
Denis Waitley