100 Good Wishes for Baby [NOOK Book]

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The ultimate baby shower gift, sure to become a keepsake!

What's in a word? If the word is a wish, a powerful plenty times a hundred. Mina Parker has chosen one hundred words any new parents might wish for their baby and paired them with inspirational quotes, silly sayings, and little poems. Here are just a few examples:

  • Take achievement--Sleeping through the night--a fine ...
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Overview

The ultimate baby shower gift, sure to become a keepsake!

What's in a word? If the word is a wish, a powerful plenty times a hundred. Mina Parker has chosen one hundred words any new parents might wish for their baby and paired them with inspirational quotes, silly sayings, and little poems. Here are just a few examples:

  • Take achievement--Sleeping through the night--a fine achievement for baby and mom.

  • Or beauty: "The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things." -Plato
  • Or generosity: "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." -Buddha
  • Or freedom: Barefoot in spring grass. Running without your diaper. Living the good life.
  • Find these plus ninety-six more whimsical, inspiring, and loving messages for baby, all rendered in vibrant pastels--with polka dots, hearts, stars, rabbits, teddy bears, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609253561
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 309 KB

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100 good wishes FOR BABY


By Mina Parker

Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC

Copyright © 2007 Conari Press
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-60925-356-1


CHAPTER 1

wisdom

"Listen to many, speak to a few." —WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


fun

Rollercoasters. Ice cream. Silly songs while Dad does the dishes. May you have fun in all the ways you expect and a bunch of ways you never imagined.


silliness

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is hopping on one foot with your tongue sticking out.


abundance

"Love is a fruit in season at all times." —MOTHER TERESA


achievement

Sleeping through the night—a fine achievement for baby and mom.


inspiration

"A mother's love is like the tree of life, strong in spirit, peaceful, wise, and beautiful" —AFRICAN PROVERB


happiness

May you discover the happiness in wisdom and the wisdom in happiness.


hope

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." —ALBERT EINSTEIN


energy

"I meet my work with strong limbs, open hands, proud heart." —SHEA DARIAN


calm

"May serenity circle on silent wings and catch the whisper of the wind." —CHEEWA JAMES, MODOC TRIBE


freedom

Barefoot in spring grass. Running without your diaper. Living the good life.


music

"The only thing better than singing is more singing." —ELLA FITZGERALD


willingness

... to take one more bite. To lie down for a much-needed nap. To listen to mothers who sing off key.


spunk

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." —DOLLY PARTON


uniqueness

Whoever you are, whatever you do, may you be you.


curiosity

"Sometimes questions are more important than answers." —NANCY WILLARD


insight

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." —MARIE CURIE


strength

So big! So strong! Stretch up to the sky!


independence

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." —DOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER


chance

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." —LEWIS CARROLL


love

Giving and receiving, coming and going, now and later, may love surround you always and all ways.


good fortune

"There was a star danced, and under that I was born." —WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


grace

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak." —INDIAN PROVERB


lightheartedness

Skipping, hopping, stopping to take the world with a grain of salt.


legacy

"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." —ESKIMO PROVERB


trust

Don't worry, Mama will be back and she'll scoop you up in the biggest hug.


individuality

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him." — PABLO CASALS


spirit

Follow the spring in your step.


genius

"What is called genius is the abundance of life and health." —HENRY DAVID THOREAU


prosperity

May you always have all of what you need and plenty of what you want.


caring

"Children are the purpose of life. We were once children and someone took care of us. Now it is our turn to care." —CREE ELDER


charity

"Giving is the highest expression of our power." —VIVIAN GREENE


drive

"Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." —RUMI


kindness

Gentle, gentle. Share a story, kiss a hurt.


responsibility

"If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders." —ABIGAIL VAN BUREN


politeness

"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use." —EMILY POST


determination

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." —BEVERLY SILLS


hard work

Rolling over. Sitting up. Creeping and crawling, standing and falling. Walking, too. Lots to do!


resourcefulness

"The road to success is always under construction." —LILY TOMLIN


resilience

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." —MAYA ANGELOU


concentration

Putting the puzzle together piece by piece. Good job!


goals

"Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." —HARRIET TUBMAN


talent

Twirling. Trilling. Strumming. Humming. Ta da!


lifelong learning

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." —ALBERT EINSTEIN


candor

"The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop." —MARK TWAIN


beauty

"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things." — PLATO


nature

May you climb mountains and swim in the ocean. May you breathe the freshest air and drink the clearest water.


growth

"May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day." —NATIVE AMERICAN PROVERB


connection

"All people are my brothers and sisters, and all things are my companion." —CHANG TSAI


gentleness

On a warm day: butterfly kisses from your best friend. On a cold day: a perfect snowflake coming to rest on the tip of your nose.


family

"May you always know your family as your safe and good home." —MARY ANNE RADMACHER


bliss

Fast asleep in Grandma's arms.


dreams

"Learning to understand our dreams is a matter of learning to understand our heart's language." —ANN FARADAY


sensitivity

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." —HELEN KELLER


warmth

The softest blankie, the coziest snuggle, the biggest hug.


joy

"May there always be sunshine! May there always be blue skies! May there always be Momma! May there always be me!" —LEV OSHANIN, "MAY THERE ALWAYS BE SUNSHINE"


games

Peek-a-boo! Go fish! Tag, you're it! Yay!!!


wit

"When you are dealing with a child, keep all your wits about you and sit on the floor." —AUSTIN O'MALLEY


humor

"Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused." — ANONYMOUS


magic

"Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." —ROALD DAHL


luck

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." — DALAI LAMA


ingenuity

May your mama be one step ahead of your schemes. (But only one.)


education

"Show me the path where I should go, point out the right road for me to walk. Lead me: teach me." —PSALM 25:4-5


skill

"My mother's love for me was so great that I have worked hard to justify it." —MARC CHAGALL


awareness

Of the whole wide and wonderful world at your fingertips.


elegance

"May we walk with grace and may the light of the universe shine upon our path." —ANONYMOUS


wonder

"The sweetest flowers in all the world—a baby's hands." —SWINBURNE


tranquility

A sleeping baby is a thing of beauty.


stillness

"Do as much as you can and take it easy." —TARA TULKU


shelter

A blanket fort on a rainy afternoon. A bit of shade under a beach umbrella. The warm embrace of your grandmother's hug. May you find a piece of home wherever you are.


bounty

"May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live." —IRISH BLESSING


gratitude

"Gratitude preserves old friendships and procures new." —ANONYMOUS


friendship

"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." —ARISTOTLE


forgiveness

For brushing the tangles out of your hair, for putting you down when you're not at all sleepy, for all those things that mothers will do.


peace

"Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away!" —ROBERT FULGHUM


courage

"How can you hesitate? Risk! Risk anything! ... Act for yourself. Face the truth." —KATHERINE MANSFIELD


honesty

May you seek the truth and share it.


confidence

"Be lamps unto yourselves; be your own confidence. Hold to the truth within yourselves." —BUDDHA


community

"As the sun illuminates the moon and stars, so let us illumine one another." — ANONYMOUS


daring

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." —GOETHE


challenge

Babies challenge us, and we return the favor.


zip

Strollers, tricycles, rollerskates. (Pretty soon you'll be asking for the car keys.)


charm

"I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile." —GOLDIE HAWN


laughter

Smile. Giggle. Snort. Chortle. Breathe. Guffaw. Fall down in fits of laughter. Repeat.


openness

"Whatever we are waiting for—peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance—it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart." —SARAH BAN BREATHNACH


gusto

Life is good. Slurp it up.


blessings

May your life be blessed. May you pass your blessings along.


wealth

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you." —OSCAR WILDE


giving

Sharing soggy bites of crackers and gooey kisses.


generosity

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." —BUDDHA


plenty

Oodles of hugs, tons of kisses, and love to share.


travel

To every continent, or just down the road, may all your journeys be wonderful.


history

"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future." —GAIL LUMET BUCKLEY


glee

Mama blowing on your tummy, Daddy dangling you upside down.


health

"We can know the future only in the laughter of healthy children." —ANNE WILSON SCHAEF


anticipation

Juice! Yogurt! Apple bits! Here they come ...


heartiness

"In a child's lunchbox, a mother's thoughts." —JAPANESE PROVERB


refinement

Eating your finger food one piece at a time. (Until you stuff in a fistful all at once.)


balance

"Blessings and Balance, Balance and Blessings, for from Balance comes all Blessings." —GRANDMOTHER KEEWAYDINOQUAY, OJIBWAY MEDICINE WOMAN


contentment

A nice hearty burp. Nuzzling into Mama's neck. Baby happiness.


truth

May you always tell the truth and may you always be able to hear it, even when it's hard.
(Continues...)


Excerpted from 100 good wishes FOR BABY by Mina Parker. Copyright © 2007 Conari Press. Excerpted by permission of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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