I feel the need to tell you, in writing... that you are magic. On Christmas morning I read you "Have You Filled a Bucket Today. A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids." It's a very sweet book that is so great. In it, it explains that everyone in the world has an invisible bucket. Throughout the day that bucket can be filled or emptied. When your bucket is full, you are happy. A bucket full of happiness. If your bucket is empty... not so happy. We talked about it, read it. You loved it. You whispered to me "Let's try it out on daddy." Then looked at your dad and said "you're a good and handsome daddy." He smiled big and said "aw, why thank you sweetheart."
"Mom! It worked" You said proudly. My heart was instantly happier.
A few hours later we were at your grandma and papas. Great Grannie Goodheart was there too. 88 years young. Everyone was chatting away, checking out presents and out of nowhere you whisper to me "watch this mom. I'm going to fill up Great Grandmas bucket."
"Great Grandma you have a sweet heart."
Big smile from her, big smile from you. My own heart melted.
You can do many things with your life Maisie. You will likely possess many qualities. You could be strong willed, passionate, independent, smart, wise, charming, sassy, talented or wild. But the one thing I will always feel most proud of is when you are kind. When your soul shines with love and compassion. Nothing makes me feel better, makes my bucket more full. Your soul is shiny Maisie. Sparkly. May you carry on filling buckets wherever you go. Making magic, spreading yours. It is your life my darling girls. You choose what your life will be. You can make your life the most magnificent painting you can imagine. Today you asked me to wear your "wedding dress" from our wedding. We made these photos in about 10 minutes in our kitchen, with love.
So much love,
“When I say be creative I don't mean that you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.” ~Osho