Always be you; it’s the best thing you can ever be.
Watch the world with hope; it’s the best way to see.
Whisper to the crickets and invite Mr Teddy for tea,
and let your imagination run wild – be happy and free.
Never let the world stop you from being who you are.
Keep love close to your heart; let curiosity travel afar.
Don’t ever listen to those who say your ideas are bizarre,
keep playing music on your table-piano, or can-guitar.
Read books and let butterflies float from your hair.
Pretend you’re a fighter pilot, flying up high in the air,
or search for your honey and growl like a mighty bear.
Just do your best and always end the day with a prayer.
Keep on smiling; don’t let the bad things get you under,
and never, ever give up and lose your sense of wonder.
© Ilka Steyn, 2016. All rights reserved.