What Would You Pass On?

By | July 29, 2013

All busy-ness, tasks & pace of life aside… what do you want to pass on to your kids?  If you could have them ‘know’ anything in their lifetime, what would you want it to be?  Knowing and embodying this yourself is an entirely different blog post!!  We’re talking ‘pie in the sky’, if you could, just like that, reach inside and imprint it on their souls… what would you always want them to know?  

Megan Clark, a BlogHer mom-blogger and the creative genius behind The Hodge Podge Diaries, shares 15 things closest to her heart that she works to pass on to her children.  15_things

 

15 Things I want to teach my children… 

1. You are loved: Despite your faults, despite your mistakes, despite what anyone else on the planet thinks of you; you will always have someone in this world that loves you more than they love even themselves.

2. The hardest lessons are learned the hard way: I can try and prepare you for what’s to come. I can warn you, advise you and guide you, but ultimately, LIFE is your greatest teacher. It will knock you down, hold you back and turn you inside out. It’s what you do next that matters.

3. You are responsible for yourself and your actions: Do not follow the crowd. Use your own god-given brain and weigh the outcome of every situation for yourself. Ultimately, “He told me to…” or “Everyone else was/is doing it,” doesn’t cut it. You will deal with the consequences of your own actions, your own decisions, so choose wisely.

4. Keep your word: Whether it’s something small or life-altering, as it pertains to your reputation, your word is everything.

5. Define yourself: Know who you are, embrace it and live by it. There is no one on this planet quite like you; celebrate that and be true to that. No one person is more significant, more valuable or more important than the other. Don’t allow someone to have you believe otherwise.

6. All things shall pass: Even the worst of disasters subside over time. The world keeps spinning and life keeps humming; know this and don’t sweat the small stuff.

7. Be proactive: If there is something in this world that needs changing, be the change. If there’s something about your life that you’re unhappy with, do something about it. No one has the power to alter the past, but we all have the opportunity to change the future.

8. Work hard: You get out of life what you put in. There is no greater feeling than reaping the fruits of your labor. Know this and keep it in the back of your mind when things become challenging and you are tempted to throw in the towel.

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