Everyone wants to impart some wisdom on their kids so they can learn those important life lessons the easy way. Reality is that they probably won’t listen and they’ll have to learn it all the old fashioned way… By trial and error; winning, failing, living.
I mean lets hope they learn the basics like brushing their teeth before bed, or never breaking up with someone via text, but for the bigger stuff? That’s the stuff I really want to pass on. I mean, take one look at my Instagram and you’ll see I love a good inspirational quote but I have my own nuggets of wisdom I’d pass on too, the lessons that I’ve learned. Things like:
It’s ok to not be the best academically or athletically, but you must always be kind.
Everyone will have an opinion, and it might be different to yours. Accept that.
The world owes you nothing except for a chance to exist. It is your job to contribute to it.
Be positive. Life is easier when you smile. Look up the law of attraction and you’ll get what I mean.
Don’t let toxic attitudes get to you. Meanness, negativity, disrespect and rudeness exists all around us. Shut it down if it gets thrown your way. It is not your turn to pass it on.
Your mama works for two reasons: You, and herself.
On the good:
Enjoy the little things in life that bring you joy.
Be fearless. What’s left unsaid, says it all.
Choose happiness. Create it, find it, give it. Happiness is what gets you going in the morning.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid of never trying and therefore never growing.
A million likes will never be enough if you don’t like yourself.
On the bad:
Don’t carry your mistakes around with you, in your heart.
Only in the dark can you see the stars.
Don’t be like your mama: sometimes you have to suffer fools and be fine about it.
Wounds won’t heal if you keep picking at them.
Crying can be great therapy, but be sure to pick yourself up afterwards and deal with the mess.
Destroying someone isn’t nearly as satisfying as you’d think, and it does nothing for your soul.
You realise you’re over it when it no longer feels like anything.
If all else fails, wine, chocolate and a hot bath can help.
Life is tough sometimes, my darling, but so are you xo
What lessons do you want your kids to know?