When you become a parent it’s like something inside you is awakened. You have this new found love that you never imagined possible and a primal urge to do anything and everything you can to protect that child.
From the moment they’re born you begin to wonder about their future. What will they be when they grow up, will they want to move away, will they get married and have children? Wherever they go in life I hope that they have these 10 things.
Self love. I hope they learn to love themselves first and foremost.
Understanding. For themselves and for others.
Patience. Not everything happens right when we want it to and that’s okay.
Kindness. There isn’t enough in this world and I’m a firm believer in the quote “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”
Integrity. Doing what’s right is important, and we must do it even when it’s hard.
Creativity. Thinking outside of the box can get you far in life.
Health. Take care of yourselves physically and emotionally, it’s so important.
Sense of wonder. You all have it and my hope is that you never lose it.
Passion. Find things that make you feel alive and keep doing them.
Appreciation. Don’t forget to appreciate what you have and don’t ever miss an opportunity to let someone know you appreciate them.
I’m sure there are a lot more things that can be added to this list but I think these things are a great start and my hope is they are able to build a great life from them.