Her Next 5 Years (Setting intentions, Savoring the journey, A child’s idea of succeeding)

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It was so beautiful out tonight that I took out a blanket and cuddled up with her outside instead of taking her to her bed. Stars, the sound of waves crashing from the Gulf of Mexico… it seemed like a perfect way to start her sixth year. Like last night, I asked her her intentions for her next five years. “To be happy, be outside, ride my bike, play with friends, laugh every day…” She eventually settled, and I spoke powerful affirming words and sang “So safe, so loved,” as she fell asleep. Before taking her to bed, I gazed at the stars and thought about my intentions. Onward together…

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