What I Want my Kids to Know
I am a mother of three: three amazing souls that I brought to this world and raised to the best of my ability. When I look upon them now, as independent adults finding their way in the world, I am beyond proud. The three of them are are loving, kind, caring, articulate and resourceful. They stand up for what they believe to be right and lend a hand to those less fortunate. I am infinitely blessed to be their mom.
This is my benediction to them – my children - my precious gifts. These are the pearls I wish to pass on to my three children and I wouldn’t mind if you passed them along to your children as well.
You are loved – from the moment you were born (and before), and up until this very moment, there has never been a second that you were not loved. You came to me, bundles of pure love and joy, perfect reflections of god’s light.
Love is our true nature. We are love and expressing our love is the truest expression of who we are. Be authentically you, express yourself, stand up for yourself, believe in yourself, but however you move through this world, do it with love.
Keep a playful spirit. Life does not have to be serious all the time. Laugh, dance, be silly, have fun and celebrate each day you are alive. Rejoice where you are right now. It might not be where you want to end up, but it is all part of the journey – your journey. Be grateful for everything.
Love yourself!! Be kind to yourself. Be your best friend and cheerleader. Make sure your internal dialogue matches how you would speak with your best friend. This relationship with ourselves sets the tone for every other one in our lives. When things on the outside don’t seem to be going right, take time to fix what is wrong on the inside.
Don’t keep score. Generosity yields more blessings than stinginess ever will.
Acceptance is way more powerful than resistance. Believing that we can control things, situations and people causes frustration and stress. In this great big world, we control very little. What we can control is our reactions and this is where we find peace. Stop trying to swim against the current and just let things be, and they tend to have a way of working out the way they should. Patience is key and although you might not understand why things are the way they are, you must live the answers to life’s questions.
Take chances. Choose adventure. When life offers you opportunities, say yes.