19 Things My Parents Taught Me In My 19 years

19 Things My Parents Taught Me In My 19 years

My parents made me the person I am.
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I am thankful to say that I have the world’s greatest parents. Not only do they support me in all of my crazy endeavors, but they were the absolute best role models I could have ever asked for. I do not know how I can ever thank them for all that they have given to me, but I will spend my entire life trying. So to the most amazing, inspiring, beautiful people in the entire world, without you, I would be nothing.

1. Be confident

    You are awesome, you're doing great, be proud of that.

    2. Don't take no for an answer

    When it seems like the world is all telling you no, stand up and scream "Yes" into their faces.

    3. Smile

    Everyone is so much more approachable with a smile. The world is an amazing place, smile about it.

    4. Be silly

    You need to live life to the fullest and sometimes that means getting silly.

    5. Believe in your self

    You are literally doing so amazing, believe and understand that you killing it.

    6. You are enough

    Even when the world keeps telling me that you need to do more, you don't, work as hard as you can and it's enough.

    7. You are worth fighting for

    In those moments when it seems like everything you do is wrong and the world is crashing down, I look to my parents and they let me know "You are worth fighting for"

    8. Don’t let anyone bring you down

    Haters gonna hate.

    9. Be the change you want to see

    The world will not change unless you make a change.

    10. Work hard


    The only thing holding you back from your dreams is how hard you are willing to work for it.

    11. Dream big

    Shatter the ceilings that contain you.

    12. Be positive


    Dad, you are the most positive person I have ever met and I strive to be like you every single day.

    13. Don’t let toxic people into your life

    Toxic people bring nothing into your life so there is no reason to keep them in it.

    14. Let your freak flag fly

    Be yourself and be weird. It's okay.

    15. You are wanted

    When it seems like everyone is against me, I can always turn to my parents. I am wanted.

    16. You are special

    In a world where everyone is special, you are the most special.

    17. Only you can be you


    Do not try to be anyone besides yourself.

    18. Love with all your heart

    Don't be afraid to give love to the things you love most in this world


    19. Somebody loves you

    It's these people!!


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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.
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The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.

Sincerely,

the loving granddaughters

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To The Ones Who Are Always There, Thank You And I Love You

Sure, we may not always get along or see eye-to-eye, but at the end of the day, I know they only want whats best for me.

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In your life, you go through the phases of friend groups, best friends, and boyfriends — yet we feel lonely at times too. But there are two people who have been there for us since day one and I know always will be, our parents.

Sure we may not always get along or see eye-to-eye but at the end of the day, I know they only want what's best for me. My parents are some of the strongest and most independent people I know, they have taught me things separately and together. And without them, I wouldn't be the strong independent person I am today.

My mom has always been my best friend, someone I can turn to in times of happiness and sorrow. And she always has some of the best advice. She's taught me patience and to treat everyone with kindness.

A mom can be your best friend and your enemy, but they always want what's best. Even if they don't always see your side of the story, sometimes they are the unbiased opinion you need.

A mom can be there when your crying at 2 a.m. over a boy, but also be the one to sit you down and tell you that you are the dummy for getting back together with him. They are the person who will hype you up with the girl in your fifth period does nothing but tear you down. She's there with the best advice in the worst times.

My dad has always been my motivation, the one who knows my full potential even when I don't. He pushes me to be the best me I can be. Even when I think I'm already there, he pushes me harder and shows me everything I am capable of.

A dad can be your coach, your leader, and your teammate.

They can push you past your limits sometimes, but they always just want you to do everything you are capable of. A dad can be someone who has the most wisdom even when you think you are the smartest person in the room. They can grind your gears with the sarcastic comments and the way they always prove you wrong. But no matter what, they teach us life lessons on a daily basis.

There are the small things, and big things, that our parents do that make us who we are today, so go to your parents and give them the biggest hug you can. Tell them thank you and I love you.

Because they are the ones who are always there.

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