Tuesday, September 29, 2009

3 Things Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids (a.k.a. My First Blog Hop)

Admittedly, I am still a little new to this whole parent thing and Gemma isn't quite ready for life lessons but there are a few things I really hope to be able to teach her.

  1. You Are Powerful- I think a lot of us underestimate the power that we have in the lives of others. As cliche' as it sounds, our personal actions impact of those around us. In ways large and small we all make a difference for either good or bad and it is up for us to be conscious of the decisions that we make because of this. Whether it be choosing to split the last piece of pizza so that someone else doesn't go without, smiling a stranger who looks like they are having a rough day, or going out and doing something that will change the world we can make others' lives better. Nothing could be more important than that. On the flip side, taking that last piece of pizza, ignoring the shy kid in class, and forgetting that you are not alone in this world can hurt others more than we imagine. Even when it isn't purposeful. It is important to be aware of the power that we posses.
  2. Everybody Trips- I think this lesson is something I have been reminded of recently... Everybody trips in life from time to time. We fail important tests. We oversleep for work. We date the wrong guy. Sometimes you fall even harder. You might fail out of school. Get fired from that job. Marry that wrong guy. It's okay. It happens. What is important is that eventually, when you are ready you get back up and keep moving forward. Do not define yourself or let others define you by these mistakes. They can't be avoided so roll with it as best you can and remember how awesome you really are.
  3. Laugh!-For me, laughter always makes it better, regrdless of what it is. It keeps me sane and positive and cognizant of why life is good. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and if you can make others laugh too!

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  1. I really liked your choices, especially number 2.

  2. Thanks for #1... I had a conversation today that could fit somewhere in there and what you said was encouraging because I was feeling kind of down. I feel better now because at least I tried.