Some Things I’ll Teach My Children (Updated Again)
I have a long list of items to teach my children but here is an incomplete list of things that I want to teach them.
- Laugh, love and learn always and forever.
- Never forget to hold your friends and family close to you.
- A good hug can change your day. Everyone needs a hug. We all need to touch, to be held and to feel loved.
- The majority opinion is not always right nor the most moral/ethical.
- Some things are worth fighting for and some are not. The hard part is discerning which is which.
- You can never read too many books but you must always supplement your reading/education by doing.
- Travel and interact with the world around you.
- Learn to speak more than one language.
- Play a team sport and learn how to be a team player.
- Understand that life is a journey and that half the fun is indeed getting there.
- Life is filled with moments, some good and some bad. Just remember this too shall pass.
- If saying goodbye doesn’t hurt than whatever it was probably wasn’t worth much.
- Take pictures of friends, places and loved ones. They’ll help preserve some great memories.
- Try not to grow up too quickly. Childhood is but a short time.
- Look for magic.
- Don’t be afraid to take a chance. Experiment, love and learn.
- Sometimes you need to repeat and redo to learn the lesson. Be open.
- Don’t put a healthy head in a sick bed.
- Take care of your body now so that it is easier to take care of later.
- There is a difference between rebelling just to rebel and standing up for what is right.
- Dad repeats himself…often. There is always a purpose and a reason for this.
- Be present and live today. That doesn’t mean ignore the future or the past- but remember now is what is happening and tomorrow may never come. Find the balance.
- Remember that you may not always agree with your parents but they also are looking out for your best interests.
- Learn from my mistakes.
- Don’t fear failure and don’t fear success.
- Life is rarely black and white but when it is, it is usually quite clear.
- Learn how to do math without a calculator.
- Learn how to read a map.
Ok readers, what is missing? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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