Blog-tember, day 25, and Bailey Jane has invited us to do a guest post. Myself and Liane from Rosy Cheeks & Muddy Feet decided to swap blogs for today. Here goes with Liane’s post (mine is obviously on her blog here):
Today I was sat with a friend having coffee and he asked me a question that made me pause and think for a moment. He asked “Imagine your children are 20 years old. What advice would you give them?
It actually made me stop in my tracks and really think about it. Not only can I not imagine James & Emilie that old but what would I want them to know?
James & Emilie,
What would I want you to know at twenty years old? That it’s okay to make mistakes, just as long as you learn from them. You might have to make the same mistakes ten times over but in the end you will learn a lesson from it and that’s what matters. Not only should you learn from your mistakes but also from other people and the mistakes that they make. Everyone comes into your life for a reason. Some won’t stay but others will be there for a life time. Cherish those people. Do not marry the first person that you fall in love with. Also, don’t marry the person that you can live with. Marry the person that you cannot live without. Be kind. Be brave. Be patient. Do what makes you happy. Don’t just follow the crowd. You can be anything that you want. A singer, brain surgeon, a dancer or an artist. If you set your mind to it then you can do it.. (Unless of course you are tone deaf like me!) Whatever it is you choose to do though, make sure that it is for you and no one else. Don’t live your life to please other people. Dance in the rain. Splash in the puddles and lie on the grass under fluffy clouds. Dream and dream big. Always double check your pay cheque. It takes more energy to hold grudges than to let them go. Give people a second chance but if they hurt you after that then let them go. Don’t judge people on face value. Treat other people how you would want to be treated. Smile. It takes more facial muscles to frown 🙂 Always look after each other. You two have a bond like no other. You will argue and somedays think that you cannot stand each other but I was there the first time you met and watched that bond grow. It’s magical.
And the biggest thing that I want you to know? How much I love you both. You’ve both healed me in different ways but both in ways that you will never know.
[Note from Helen: Thanks, Liane! Love your post!]