Hello beautiful,

I have thought about having kids all my life. I think about what I want to teach them, what I want to instill in them. I want to teach them all the things that I was taught and not taught when I was being raised. I want them to be the best kind of people. I don’t want them to go through what I had to go through in life.

Below are some of the things I want to teach my kids when I have them someday.

  1. The mirror lies.
  2. If they make you cry anything but happy tears, they’re not worth it. This goes for your friend’s, your partner/s, anybody really.
  3. If you decide you prefer the opposite sex, I will not care, nor will I love you any less. Love is love.
  4. Your heart will get broken — but it will heal, too.
  5. “Beautiful people do beautiful things.” Make that your motto.
  6. Learn how to say, “NO”.
  7. I’ve always got your back.
  8. Being smart, kind and honest trumps “sexy”, “hot” and “pretty” any day.
  9. Always value people for their heart.
  10. Stand up for something that means a lot to you.
  11. You are more beautiful than you realize… honestly.
  12. Don’t let the ignorant and superficial opinions of others destroy your self-confidence.
  13. Stand up for what’s right.
  14. You don’t have to be religions, but be spiritual. Discover what you believe in.
  15. Don’t wish away time so things you want to happen will “hurry up.” There will be a time, sooner than you know, when you’ll want to set the clock back.
  16. Be blind to gender, race, religious beliefs and sexuality.
  17. If your date buys you dinner or takes you to the movies, you don’t owe him/her anything.
  18. Say “I love you” whenever you can.
  19. Keep marching to the beat of your own drum.
  20. Your bullies will be eating their words in a few years. It’s okay to prove people wrong… Especially when they doubt and/or ridicule you.
  21. Make a conscious effort to love yourself.
  22. Own your own body and remember that you make the rules. This goes for all things emotionally, physically, and romantically. Your body, your rules.
  23. You’re here for a reason, and you’re loved, too.
  24. Everything is going to be okay.
  25. Even when I’m gone, I’ll always be with you.

Stay beautiful
Love always,