Have you ever thought about writing a letter to your child? Normally parents will write an encouraging letter to their child. But, what if we switched it and instead wrote a letter to your child about all the qualities you want them to have. In that letter to your child, what would you say? Would you talk about your life before having kids? What would the letter to your child end with? Love you! Hug and kisses! Love you stinky face! There are a million things I would say in my letter and here is a run down.
A Letter to My Child
There is a question that has been on my mind for a long time and it’s about time I spit some word vomit out. I don’t know if it is due to that fact that our summer plans were canceled so now I have more time to think. But whatever the reason, I have had a lot of time to think about the person my daughter will be when she grows up. So, I dreamt up a little message to my child on life, love, and laughter.
Alright friend, this episode is more of a message to my daughter, but it can also serve as a reminder or inspiration for your own letter to your child. This episode is all about the characteristics and values I hope my husband and I are instilling in her that will continue for her whole life. So here we go into a deep dive.
Be Kind to Everyone
First and foremost, I want her to be kind. Not the kind where she gets walked on because I’ve been there and that is definitely no fun. But, where she is gracious to others, sits with the kid who is alone, and opens her heart to people who are different then her. That to me is TRUE kindness.
My husband and I always say that Aria has the purest heart ever. She loves fully and completely; the way that we are supposed to. I pray that she holds onto that for as long as she can.
Whenever, we accidentally do something like bump into her or spill a little bit of milk. She always is quick to point it out and laugh about it. Then, we say “Oops sorry.” Her response is “That’s alright.” It is an immediate response every single time.
She doesn’t hold grudges, she doesn’t keep things inside like so many of us do. She says that’s alright and moves on. It makes my heart happy to see that. I would like to take credit for that but I can’t because I don’t know where she learned that from.
Be Blissfully Unaware
To watch her go through childhood, is like watching a butterfly glide softly through the air. She just has a certain bounce and lightness about her. She isn’t plagued by the worries of the world, money, work, or anything else that seems to drag us down. She is LIGHT.
I am not naive; I know there will come a day when she will get a job and join the world that we live in. But, I hope that she finds something she LOVES to do so that she doesn’t feel like going to work is a crutch. On the same note, I don’t want her to be so driven by money that she pushes others aside just to earn a dollar. Is it too much to want her to have a happy medium? I don’t think so.
If you do something wrong, own up to it. Don’t ever think that it is best to lie except little white lies when and only when appropriate. Do not flaunt your winnings, earnings, material things, or accomplishments excessively. This will not make friends at least not the right type of friends you want.
Remember where you came from and use that to keep you driven and grounded. Never look down on someone who has less and always make sure to hold the door for someone else. Always remember that you can come home whenever you need to even if your 40.
For the love, please do not look up to the people you see on TV, movies, or shows. Most of the time they are not who they portray and living your life based off of theirs will not make you happy in the end. Truth is most of them feel unfulfilled, they are just too proud to say it.
Be your own person, and strive to be the best version of yourself-no one else. Love yourself first because no one else can take better care of yourself than you.
Do Not Chase Flashy Items
Just because it shines doesn’t mean that it’s gold and sometimes even gold is fake. Do not seek out the best of the best, be happy with what you have. Never compare what you have to someone else and vise versa. Be content and fulfilled with everything you have.
Chasing flashy items will just lead to chasing more flashy items and you will never be happy with what you have. If you have somewhere to live, somewhere to go, and someone to love then you have everything you need.
Have a Pure Heart
Children have the purest heart I have ever seen in my life. They are untouched from the way the world changes a person;they are still open to the belief that anything is possible and that mom and dad hung the moon. Aria loves everyone and loves nothing more than to talk and wave to people which tends to make me uneasy at times.
She doesn’t see good or bad, right or wrong, pure and impure; she just sees a person. The little things about a person stand out to her and it isn’t the things that we adults notice.
Don’t Be Afraid to Try Something New
If you want to go skydiving, do it. Start a business, do that. It doesn’t matter what you want to set your heart on as long as it is something that you are passionate about. If it flops, oh well, pick yourself up and try again.
Ending the Letter to My Child
In the end, I just want what every parent wants which is for their child to be happy. If she is 100% happy being a tattoo artist or CEO it doesn’t matter to me. So long as she is happy.
I hope you found some inspiration from today’s episode to write your own letter to your child. As always, feel free to leave a review or reach out to me on instagram at Tiny Tikes Teacher.
Peace, love, and letters friends and I will see you soon!
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