Birthday wishes

  
On my birthday, I wish for…

You to find your center, the thing you are meant to do…

You to know your song and sing it well…

You to stand for what you know is right, based on a strong moral core, built on classic, not politically expedient, values…

You to look into someone’s eyes and know that you are loved…

You to know that the real you is revealed when no one is looking, and to act boldly for good in those moments…

You to know the best we can do is serve “us” not “me” …

You to enjoy laughter more than victory, love more than money…

You to see the treasure in a child’s heart, and protect it fiercely…

You to know, really know, that peace cannot be purchased, it must be earned through selfless acts …

And then I wish for the blessing to be in the presence …of you.

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About chrisryanwrites

My name is Christopher Ryan. I am a former award-winning journalist turned high school teacher, and I have written since reading S.E. Hinton's THE OUTSIDERS when I was in elementary school. I have independently published an award-winning debut novel, CITY OF WOE, plus the prequel short story collection CITY OF SIN, the sequel novel CITY OF PAIN, a high school thriller novel GENIUS HIGH, and several high adventure novelettes for the Rapid Reads series featuring Alex Simmons' African-American adventurer BLACKJACK All are available via amazon.com, as is my children's book, THE FERGUSON FILES - THE MYSTERY SPOT. Additionally, I was nominated for a supporting actor award for my work in the multiple award-winning independent film, CLANDESTINE, from Feenix Films. I blog about writing, life, pop culture, the journey of learning to promote my independently published work, my efforts to secure a traditional publishing contract, and my career as a teacher.
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