10 Things I Want My Kids To Know
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10 Things I Want My Kids To Know

10 Things I Want My Kids To Know

1. Follow your passions.

2. Don't let your fears rule your life.

Going for what you want may be scary, taking that jump into the unknown, but do it. Don't have any regrets and don't let fear stop you from living a full life.

3. Don't pass judgement on someone.

There is going to be a time when you're going to want to judge someone based on what they're wearing, how much money they have, they're race, the stories and rumors you've heard from other people, and a bunch of other things, but when that day comes you need to stop yourself. When that day comes, remember that people have struggles and a story you know nothing about, remember that what matters is how people treat you and treat others, what matters is their story and the type of person they are.

4. Be caring, be generous, be kind.

Treat people how you would want to be treated. Be that kind and caring person to people that you would hope people would be to you. Be generous, because helping others will make you feel so amazing. Go out there and be the person that makes someone else smile, because you have more of an impact on the people around you than you think.

5. Do good for the world.

In the words of Gandhi, and I pray by the time you read this you know who he is because if you don't I'm a horrible parent, "be the change you wish to see in the world." Go out there and make a difference, whether it's big or small all of it is important. You see wrongs in the world? Go out there and try and make it right.

6. Smile as much as you can.

A smile is the best thing you can have on. Find the small things in life that make you happy, because those are the things that will get you through the tough times, trust me.

7. Ask for help.

It is 100% okay if you need to ask for help. Please do it. There are people in the world (especially me) who would do anything to see you succeed. Do not wait until it's too late. Getting help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of smarts and knowing yourself enough to know when you need someone to help you carry the load. Just ask yourself this, if someone you cared about was in need, wouldn't you want them to ask you for help?

8. Don't give your heart away but don't lock it up either.

Allow yourself to love and be loved. Now, I'm not saying to go and love everyone or trust everyone, but what I am saying is, know that you're worthy of people loving and caring about you, because I already know you're a pretty great person (you're my kid, come on!), and realize that loving others is something you should allow yourself to do as well.

9. Be yourself.

Don't allow others to define you. Be who you want to be and never be afraid of others opinions, if they don't stand with you? They can go somewhere, because the best thing you can be is yourself. Live your life in a way you can be happy with and have no regrets.

10. I will love unconditionally.

You will always be able to come to me and I promise to listen and not judge (or try very hard not to). I will accept you as you are and I will never ask you to be something different. All I want is for you to be happy and for you to love the life you live. No matter the mistakes you make or who you choose to be, I will love you.

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