After watching a particularly upsetting Lifetime movie, I started to think about equally upsetting things.
This specific TV movie was about a woman who passed away and left behind a very young daughter.
I’m tearing up just thinking about this. I can’t even imagine not being there to see my Mushy grow!
The daughter was very young when she passed. The only memory she had of her mother was a picture.
This got me thinking, if something was to God forbid happen tomorrow, what would I want Mushy to know?
Sorry folks for the ridiculously depressing post. I swear that I’ll lighten it up in a moment!
This one's for you, baby girl!
Ten things I want my daughter to know.
1. Always keep the company of reliable people, but never rely on anyone.
Independence is key. With it comes a sense of security and never the need to settle.
2. Save your regrets for the things you did instead of the things you didn’t do.
Living like me and being cautious of everything makes you miss out on moments that you’ll never get back.
3. Don’t live life counting every calorie, and once in a while, eat the damn cheeseburger.
It’s important to consider health but it’s also important to indulge. Indulgences make life worth living.
4. Always keep up with your appearance.
Being pampered will always keep you confident, motivated, and ready for a spontaneous night on the town!
5. Periodically take time to re-familiarize yourself with yourself.
We change as we grow. It’s important to know every bit of yourself inside and out at all times.
6. Never put off a doctor’s appointment, ever.
Health determines your quality and length of life. It’s vital to regularly monitor and maintain it.
7. Treasure every moment you can, and forget the moments you can’t.
Life is way too short to live with grudges. Find a way to move past things as quickly as you can.
8. In every aspect of your life, always choose quality over quantity.
This is particularly true when it comes to companions, friendships, and shoes!
9. Be content with what you have, but always have your eyes open.
As you grow so will your desires and needs. Don’t keep at it just because you’re comfortable.
10. Celebrate everything.
Every accomplishment, no matter the size, deserves a celebration. Be proud of everything you do.
What ten things would you want your child to know?