My daughter is only two. However, throughout my life, I sure have learned some valuable life lessons along the way. And although I also have 3 boys, these lessons are ones that are a little more for the sugar and spice in my life . .
Enjoy all the fun things about being a girl. Play dress up, have tea parties, play with makeup and babydolls. These are things you will continue to love, even as you get older.
Be kind, caring and considerate – 3 things that truly make for a happy heart.
Remember, you can always use makeup to enhance your beauty on the outside. However, there are no makeup fixes for an ugly heart and sole. You have to continuously and naturally work on being beautiful on the inside.
Take care of your skin and wear sunscreen. Sunless tanner and bronzers work great and will not cause skin cancer and wrinkles.
Cherish and always make time for your girlfriends. No girl can go through life without a good group of girlfriends to be silly with, shop with, laugh with, cry with and share life stories with.
Reach out to someone who needs a smile, a new friend, encouragement. Why? Read #2 & #3 again.
Dress nicely, stay polished and keep it classy.
When you begin driving, always wear your seat belt and ALWAYS pay attention to the road and cars around you.
Don’t be afraid to compliment other girls. The only person you should be in competition with, is yourself.
Speak your mind, but in a gentle way. Your open honesty will be appreciated.
Your heart will get broken time and time again. Believe me, it’s never permanently broken. Time heals.
Listen to your gut – ALWAYS. If something or someone doesn’t feel “right”, there’s a reason you are feeling that way. Don’t ignore the signs.
Do what is best for YOU. Sometimes what may seem selfish at the time, is really being, “selfless” in the long run.
Remember your self worth. Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Surround yourself with people who lift you up. Walk away from toxic relationships.
Enjoy solitude. Spend time getting to know, YOU.
Be independent and embrace your independence. Know all about your finances. Be in control of your own bills and budget. Go to college. Stay in control of, YOU.
Live in the moment. Yesterday is over and tomorrow is full of uncertainties. Enjoy TODAY.
Cry it out, talk it out and exercise a bad day away. All three are great stress relievers.
Don’t worry over things you can’t control. It’s a complete waste of time.
If you fall down, get back up and dress up! It’s amazing what a shower, pretty outfit, makeup and hair can do to the funk you are in.