Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From My Mom

I was reflecting on things my mother taught me—this being Mother’s Day weekend and all. It made me think of the types of things I want my daughter to learn from me. So I made a list. I like making lists.

Things i want to teach my daughter:

You have to find a way to accept things when they don’t go your way.

That girl is being mean to you because shes fearful and insecure.

Its more important to be a good person than a good student.

Be kind.

Stand up for others when they’re too scared to stand up for themselves.

For every problem, there is a solution.

Its ok to be imperfect.

70s/80s music is the best music.

Nature is beautiful and we should appreciate it.

Do the right thing even when no one is looking.

Don’t litter.

Doing for others is important.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Do sing with the radio.

Try to be organized–it saves you a lot of time and stress.

Always believe in your ability to deal with anything that comes your way.

Invest in a few expensive items of clothing that you really love.

Being healthy doesn’t mean being skinny.

Don’t ever let someone make you feel like you’re not enough.

Honor your commitments.

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

That I will always love her with my entire heart.

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