75 Things I Will Teach My Children

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1.

This is your life; live it for you.

2.

What others think about you is irrelevant to what you think about yourself.

3.

Therefore, think highly of yourself.

4.

Don’t talk down or about others. That says more about you than it does about the other person.

5.

There is a difference between being a bitch/douche and being mentally strong.

6.

There is a difference between intuition and insecurity.

7.

Just because he bought you a drink does not mean you are obligated to go home with him.

8.

Cheap makeup is great, but spend good money on foundation.

9.

There are too many messed-up people in this world; please, for the love of Christ, do not be one of them.

10.

Believe in the power of prayer.

11.

Don’t leave a fight unresolved.

12.

Fight for those who are worth fighting for.

13.

Forgive, because chances are that there will come a time when you need forgiveness.

14.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you are too skinny or too fat.

15.

Don’t tell anyone that they are too skinny or too fat. Everyone comes in different sizes.

16.

Be nice to those you meet. First impression says a thousand words; the way you treat them says a million.

17.

If a person is nice to you but not to their waiter, they are not a nice person.

18.

Tip. Always.

19.

If you want the steak but can’t afford to tip, don’t buy the steak.

20.

If you think it is too much eyeliner, chances are it is too much eyeliner.

21.

You don’t have to dress like the current trend.

22.

Don’t cheat in school. A grade is not worth losing your character for.

23.

Don’t cheat on your significant other. A side chick/guy is not worth losing your character for.

24.

Just because it fits in your mouth does not necessarily mean it has to go in it.

25.

Learn a language.

26.

Everyone has different morals; find yours.

27.

Stick by your morals; it helps you find out who you are.

28.

If you want to be a Republican, be a Republican. If you want to be a Democrat, be a Democrat.

29.

A person’s political party does not portray 100% of their morality.

30.

Your value as a person will not come from your appearance, size, or age. It never will.

31.

Smart is sexy.

32.

Appearance will fade, but intelligence stays.

33.

Hold onto the people who are most loyal to you. They are hard to find.

34.

Don’t be fake. Just don’t. No one likes fake people.

35.

There is a difference between being fake and being nice.

36.

If you made a mess, clean it up.

37.

Common courtesy. It goes a long way.

38.

Find the beauty in everything.

39.

Don’t let anyone tell you that your dreams are absurd. If your dream is to be a Victoria’s Secret model, that is fine. If your dream is to be a rocket scientist, that is fine, too. Hell, be a Victoria’s Secret model AND a rocket scientist.

40.

Just because someone has more money than you does not mean they are better than you.

41.

Just because you have more money than someone does not mean you are better than them.

42.

It is completely OK to enjoy the finer things in life, but don’t make them your life.

43.

Just because the bottom of her shoes are red does not define her as a person.

44.

No, you will not leave the house with your butt hanging out of your shorts.

45.

Nor will you leave the house with your left boob hanging out of your shirt.

46.

If you have to impress a boy/girl by your outward appearance, then he/she is not worth it.

47.

Do not do drugs.

48.

Be the girl that you would want your son to marry.

49.

Be the guy that you would want your daughter to marry.

50.

Love your family.

51.

Every day may not be a good day, but there is always something good in every day.

52.

Be strong when your world feels as though it is falling apart.

53.

The most important people to have in your life are those who support you regardless. Keep them close.

54.

Tough times unveil the sincerity of people.

55.

When adversity strikes, you find out who your true friends are.

56.

Sometimes you have to go through the worst in order to get to the best.

57.

Your grade does not determine your intelligence, but that is not an excuse to slack off.

58.

Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.

59.

Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

60.

Don’t chase people. The ones who really belong will come into your life and stay.

61.

Some people’s lives aren’t as interesting as they make it seem on Instagram. Don’t live your life trying to impress others.

62.

If you want to eat a burger, eat a burger. If you want to eat a salad, eat a salad. Don’t throw a pity party about it.

63.

You are never too old to make a wish when blowing out your birthday candles.

64.

Death is inevitably one of the hardest things to cope with. Everyone handles it differently, but be a good and loving friend during that time.

65.

Actually, always be a good and loving friend.

66.

Tough times will never last, but tough people do.

67.

Give to charity.

68.

Do not be oblivious to what is going on in the world. Stay informed.

69.

A tree died for you, so use both sides of the paper.

70.

Recycle.

71.

Sometimes being classy is overrated.

72.

Be unapologetically honest.

73.

There is a difference between speaking your mind and being a bitch.

74.

If something is bothering you, stand up for yourself.

75.

Laugh often and smile. TC mark

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