11 Things To Tell My Future Children

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You were born with this fiery passion for life and the ability to love more than you can even imagine. People will try to take this away from you; hold on to it as long as you can.


You will meet the most interesting and lovable people in the most peculiar places. Listen to their stories and let them listen to yours. You won’t regret it.


Not everyone you meet will be as honest and trustworthy as you are, so be cautious of who you share your heart with. Not everyone will deserve it.


Watch the sun rise as many times as you can. There’s nothing as calming, daunting, and refreshing as seeing the Earth come alive and a new day begin. It’s also a good reminder that the sun does always rise.


You have just as much of a right to be on this Earth as any flower, mountain, or human. You are just as magical as any rising sun, shooting star, or crashing wave. Take advantage of this beautiful life.


Sometimes you will feel sad and you won’t know why. It’s OK to cry, it’s OK to eat ice cream and watch your favorite TV show. It’s OK to just be sad sometimes, and remember that I am never more than a phone call away.


Someday some beautiful boy or girl will find their way into your life and make you feel like your heart is whole. And when they break your heart it will hurt more than anything in the world. It won’t be easy, but I promise that you will get through it.


Try not to compare yourself to other people. You won’t always succeed, but you’ll be happier when you do.


You will make mistakes and you will hurt people, even if you have the best intentions. Own up to it, apologize from the bottom of your heart, and then move on; you’ve done all that you can.


When you feel like you aren’t making a difference, try smiling at the next stranger you see, letting someone get out before you in a busy parking lot, or pay for someone else’s drink at the drive through. You are making a difference. Even the smallest things you do can make someone’s day.


No matter how broken your heart is or how unloved you feel, just remember that every second of every day I am loving you with the entirety of my heart. You are always loved. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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