27 January 2015

Dear Daughter

If i had a daughter, i would teach her:

*Don't settle. Ever. For anyone.
*Be brave.
*You are braver than you believe.
*Read copiously.
*Your beauty comes from deep within you.
*Don't buy off-brand toilet paper or trash bags.
*Wear sunscreen.
*When someone compliments you, look them in the eye and say "Thank you! I appreciate that!"
*Travel.
*Trust your gut.
*Don't be afraid to leave the house without makeup.
*Don't leave the house without makeup on a daily basis.
*People will remember how you make them feel.
*Learn how to say "No."
*Pay attention to the little things that make you smile.
*Make a bucket list.
*Do the things on your bucket list.
*Feel your feelings.
*Learn how to set and keep boundaries.
*Two words: menstrual cup.
*Always wear great shoes.
*Nothing that anyone else says or does can change your worth.
*Nothing that you do or say can change your worth.
*Listen to a huge variety of good music.
*You are responsible for your own happiness.
*Order a cheeseburger on a first date if you want to.
*Don't make Ariel your role model.
*Be passionate.
*Marriage won't fix your problems.
*Neither will having children.
*Don't bite your nails.
*It's ok to cry.
*You can tell me anything.
*Even if you are tall, wear the damn heels.
*Dance in the rain.
*Learn how to be a good gift giver.
*Love yourself.
*Learn how to cook and clean.
*Know when to order a pizza and leave the dirty laundry on the floor.
*Find a man who has more balls than you do.
*There are few things in life that candles, good music and a hot bath can't fix.
*Let go and let God.
*Be classy.
*Know when it's alright to temporarily throw classy out of the window.
*It's ok if someone doesn't like you.
*Learn how to pee outside.
*Don't just Facebook your life--live it.
*You can do hard things.
*You are stronger than you seem.
*Everything is going to be ok.

What would you teach your daughters?



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