Who is the Wind Beneath Your Wings?

wind beneath my wings

Life is not always easy as there are challenges and obstacles, like sickness, death, job loss, divorce, abuse and so many other situations that can possibly make us want to give up on our dreams.

But, one of our greatest assets for our happiness in life and for achieving our dreams, are those amazing and special people in our life that care for and love us. They inspire, encourage, and lift us up.

There are people who have taken their time to think about you and to makes sacrifices so you can fly high. Who are these people in your life?

Who is that person who lifts you up and keeps you soaring high? 

Who is it that has deliberately and courageously overcame obstacles for your benefit?

Who is that person that believes in you so much that you believe in yourself more?

Who can you count on to listen to you, to hug you, to love you, and to be honest with you when you need them the most?

Who is the sun in your sky that makes each day brighter?

Who is the wind beneath your wings?

“You were the one who made things different, you were the one who took me in. You were the one thing I could count on, above all, you were my friend.”  Tom Petty

Reflect on these people who have been there for you.

Express appreciation for them. Let them know you recognize and are thankful for who they are and what they have done for you.

This song is one of my favorites, from the movie Beaches. It really makes me feel appreciation on a deeper level for those that have been there for me.

 Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler


“Wind Beneath My Wings”

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that’s your way.
You always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you’re my hero,
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
’cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I’ve got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.

Did you ever know that you’re my hero?
You’re everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
’cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Did I ever tell you you’re my hero?
You’re everything, everything I wish I could be.
Oh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagle,
’cause you are the wind beneath my wings,
’cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Oh, the wind beneath my wings.
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly away. You let me fly so high.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.

Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.

Make sure you hug and thank those that have been there for you.
Hugs for you!
Joanne Cipressi, CHt, CNLP
Empowerment Coach and Speaker
Artist Credit: David Lane

About Joanne Cipressi

Joanne Cipressi is an Intuitive Empowerment Coach that has been in helping people on their path of mental and emotion wellness after traumatic experiences such as abuse and tragedy, building healthy relationships, finding true love and even weight loss since 1994. She is a Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified NLP Practitioner, Certified Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychologist, Time Line Therapist, a Reiki Master and Intuitive Energy Healer. Between her personal journey, her experience with helping others and her educational training, she has created a very unique approach to healing others through retraining the way they think, feel and move through life. To learn more, you can either call her at 267-266-6480 or email her at joannecipressi@gmail.com

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2 Responses to Who is the Wind Beneath Your Wings?

  1. Janet Callaway November 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    Joanne, aloha. What a wonderful surprise it was to see the topic of this post. You are so right that we do have those special folks who are the “wind beneath our wings”–some are with us for a long time while others a short time. Yet each of them makes a difference in how high we soar.

    Even though I already had heard Bette sing this, I had to go get a cup of coffee and take a mini break to enjoy it once again. Thanks so much.

    Joanne, wishing you a magnificent day. Perhaps it is time for us to tell those special people #YouMatter. Aloha. Janet
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  2. Joanne Cipressi November 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm #


    So nice to see you again! I cherish your comments. They are always so upbeat and inspiring. I agree, each person makes a difference. Each person touches our heart in one way or another. It is part of what makes life more enjoyable and more meaningful.

    Hope you enjoyed your coffee and listening to this song. Its so beautiful. Bette really did a lovely job putting so much emotion into it. :)

    Hugs for you, Joanne
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