Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha encourages people to write love letters to the One, to themselves. Here is one I wrote…
My beloved, this day is special for us because it marks a passage of time in our lives together. When I look into your eyes I see something wonderful that fills my heart with happiness and joy. On this special day I wish to express the depth of my love for you and the gladness I feel for having you in my life.
Sometimes I forget to tell you how much I care. Sometimes I am so overwhelmed with love for you that I cannot find the words to say how much I appreciate you. Sometimes I am simply too angry, stubborn or frustrated to let you know that even when things are not going well, my love for you is constant.
In those moments, when my words don’t come easily, know that as sure as there are mountains that reach to the sky and pebbles that lay upon the ocean shores, my love for you spans all time and is as old as the earth itself.
Know that as in the clarity of a pure quartz crystal, you help me to see clearly in times of confusion.
Know that as in the softness and vulnerability of a rabbit that must use sheer determination to protect its own life, you help me to find the courage to go beyond my fears and become all that I can be.
And as in the everlasting nature of the pine tree that remains green throughout the seasons, you help me to find faith within myself, to know that I have endless love to give and that I am also loved beyond measure.
And when the wind comes to you with the fragrance of wildflowers and sunshine, know that your presence gives me indescribable sweetness and richness beyond compare.
My beloved, know with certainty that as with the first birdsong upon the rising of the sun, each and every morning when all of life awakens to the new day, my love for you is renewed and all that lies before us is the promise of time yet to come, where we will share our precious love for each other and fulfill our dreams of happiness.
On this special day, I give appreciation for all that you are to me and for the infinite ways you bring joy to my life.
“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery… we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.” ~ Dalai Lama
~ Agi’sti Tis’stu