Things I hope to tell my kids some day…

I came across this great read, and it was someone’s list of things they wished someone had told them when they were younger…after reading it, I thought to myself, I was told these…well, pretty much most of them; so I’m not going to wish someone had told them to me, and -yey! someone actually made a list *i love lists*…-instead I will add a few, and share this with everyone else. And if by the time I have kids, the internet still exists, 🙂 I will come back to this post print it out  and read it out to them. If I forget, remind me. 🙂

  • You don’t necessarily have to achieve great things by the time you’re 25. 
  • Always speak the truth. There is no two ways about it!
  • Don’t keep friendships that do not build you….You do not need anyone’s approval about who you are. You need you. Your time is your own and it is finite.
  • It’s ok to work at a job you enjoy that doesn’t make you miserable even if it’s not a career and it won’t “lead to anything.”
  • Your life or background may be different from that of your peers’. This is ok. It does not mean that your life is without purpose or meaning.
  • It’s ok not to like or get along with the vast majority of people you encounter, so long as you afford them the same respect, courtesy and dignity that they afford you.
  • Expensive is not always better.
  • Failure is temporary if you’re still alive.
  • People are both much better and much worse than you’d suspect, but usually not all at once.
  • Create in yourself the kind of person you would want to spend the rest of your life with…if you can’t tolerate your own self, nobody else is going to.
  • Let people help you, lean on them when you need to, and be available to help, but don’t swing too far in either direction. Try to carry your half of the life basket as evenly as you can.
  • Set boundaries, and do not be afraid to kick people out of your life who disregard them. You will not end up alone and unloved. People who love you will be ok with your boundaries.
  • Your power does not come from money or beauty, but from seeing life steadily and wholly, from a curious and thoughtful mind, and from your ability to say no when you want to, and yes when you want to, and I don’t know when you don’t know.
  • When something doesn’t feel right,,,it probably isn’t right. The danger signs are always there, we ignore them but they are always there. 
  • Make mistakes…but don’t repeat them.
  • You’ll win some, and you’ll lose some. When you lose, don’t sulk for so long….because then, you’ll lose some and lose some more! The world will never stop for you, so move with it!
  • There will be bad times, maybe lots of bad times, but not only bad times. Enjoy the good times.
  • When you hurt, cry. Don’t let anyone stop you or tell you otherwise! Because tears, my dear, wash your soul and clean it of all the dirt. After that, get up, dust yourself off, and start over!
  • If ever you get caught up in a situation where you have to choose between your friends and family….choose family. Always!
  • It’s okay to want to live a comfortable life, and yes, live it, but not a wasteful one.
  • Life might be a long series of starting over, and that’s alright.
  • You’re really cool, you’re really beautiful, you’re really special. Really. Not to everyone, but to a lot of someones sometimes.
  • If ever you forget any of these things, remember just one which is the most important: God is and should always be your EVERYTHING! Whatever decision you make, always make sure that HE would be proud! 

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