Dear Ms. Bookworm,
I am honestly at loss for words to tell you. I don’t want to say that you should study hard because I say that almost every day. Love your siblings… that’s your father’s usual line. Save your money? You already knew that… and more.
So, as I was racking my brain to write a blog post and my message to you – lightbulb moment!
The 12 Mini-Lectures That Your Parents Want You to Learn:
- You are beautiful. Just always wear a smile and you’re all set!
- You are smart. Carry on being Trivia Queen, dad just needs to train you on street knowledge.
- You are kind. And, when others are mean – continue to be kind to them.
- You are loved. Your family love you unconditionally.
- Love yourself. Accept your flaws and celebrate your individuality.
- Read more books that you did last year. But, read more non-fiction books now that you are older.
- Don’t compare yourself to others. Someone will always be better or worst than you.
- Continue to dream. Dream for a better future for yourself and for your generation.
- The world is your oyster. You can do anything as long as you have the knowledge and determination.
- Fail forward. When you encounter a roadblock, come up with alternatives and start again.
- Be a (wo)man for others. Serve others selflessly.
- You are a blessing to your family. God bless your father and me when He gave you to us.
Yes, these are just mini-lectures! You can always hear the full lectures during meals and before bedtime. On a serious note, as you embark on a new chapter of your life, always remember that dad, mom, Ms. Mini-Me and The Gentle Panda are always beside you. We are your cheering squad! The Gentle Panda’s going to cheer the loudest wink wink.
Mom (and, Dad)