I meant this post to be for my nieces ages 7 and 10. Mid way through it, I began wondering if it was too early to tell them this and if any of it would make sense to them. Then again, all these points are relevant to any kid. (Except a couple which are more relevant to girls) Let's call them nuggets of wisdom from my life that I wish someone had told me when I was growing up.
Don't lose the child in you. Always indulge in child like pleasure through out life.
Don't let people tell you what you can or cannot do. If people tell you that you can't, do it anyways to prove them wrong!
Speak up! You have the right to express your feelings and opinions. Whether you like something or not, say it. If you are right, fight for it.
Respect yourself. Or no one else will either!
What is it that gives you joy even if it keeps you up all night? Find that passion and pursue it!
Be tolerant! Your way of life maybe right. That doesn't make others' wrong
Count your blessings. Always! We always have more than we think we do!
Always be curious. Read. Travel. See the world. Always ask, "why not?"
The last one is specifically for my nieces both of whom are such darlings!
Friends will come and go but sisters are forever. Stay together and stick out for each other!
This is just a short list of points that came to my mind! Drop in more in the comments and lets add to the legacy we want to leave for our kids!
This post is a part of #NaBloPoMo which stands for National Blog Posting Month hosted by BlogHer.