Follow Your Heart

A special gift received on my birthday from my beloved husband:

What is creativity?
An open heart and mind –
The willingess to take a chance
and see what you can find.

It’s cherishing the beauty
and the joys of simple things,
Embracing all the mystery
in the change and growth life brings….

It’s visions of the future
linked with wisdom of the past,
Ideas that need some time to grow
and dreams that take shape fast.

It’s listening to your inner truth,
It’s play and laughter, too,
And all the special gifts
within unique, creative you.

Your were created with a beautiful purpose,
With dreams that are all your own to do anything you can imagine.
Hope you always remember what a special personal you are
in this world… and in mine.

— Emily Matthews

25 thoughts on “Follow Your Heart

  1. Helen, I want to echo back both comments. And, to add what a fortunate couple you both are! My Best, Maureen PS. Happy Birthday

  2. Thanks, everyone! When I first publish it, I left out the last paragraph “You were created…” because it’s a little too touchy feely and personal. But my beloved husband actually encouraged me to put it back in. Yes, Maureen, we are very fortunate to have each other.

    Carolyn, yes, he has brothers And a father too :-).

  3. oh no!! i missed your bday???!! 21st??

    i am so sorry..but i can see you had a real lovely time. wishing you the very best of life and all peace and love. happy belated b’day helen.

  4. Happy belated birthday, Helen! I wish you well in this new year as you “follow your heart” and “listen to your inner truth”.

  5. Happy Belated Birthday!! A beautiful poem and a beautiful rose for a beautiful lady:)

  6. Beautiful poem and beautiful rose, Helen. I hope you had a very special birthday!

  7. oh i missed your birthday.
    But am still going to wish a Belated happy birthday
    May you find all the peace and joy you may cherish in life:)

  8. Your husband is a very thoughtful man. This was a ravishing gift to give to a beloved wife.

  9. “Your were created with a beautiful purpose,
    With dreams that are all your own to do anything you can imagine.
    Hope you always remember what a special personal you are
    in this world… and in mine.”

    Helen,
    I am so glad you decided to put this part back again. I find so much love in this poem. I want to memories it, because I know that one day I will use it, and I would want to be able to say it in front of my lucky lady.

    I am so happy to see such a beautiful relationship between your husband and you. I don’t see a lot of this in this country.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Yasser, thank you for stopping by. I am so glad you want to memorize the last pharagragh and say it to your future lucky lady. I am sure YOU WILL. I know it!