I could have made a list 100 things long, but I chose to share 10 things I believe on the blog today.
This list was created with my boys in mind. There are so many things I hope to teach them. Most importantly I want them to be happy and live a life that they want. Not a life that I want…. or their friends want… I want them to go after their dreams whatever it may be and to never question themselves.
So with Hudson reaching 5 months today, I thought I would share with you ten of the hundreds of things I want to teach my boys .
- If you spend your life trying to define yourself based on others opinions you will be unhappy. Put yourself out there, never say no to a life experience. Life is about choices. Fear can destroy you if you let it. Take chances. Be limitless with your life. Love what you want to love… always be yourself. Keep changing, ask for help when you need it, never take yourself too seriously, and most importantly always believe in yourself.
- If you don’t try you will never know. With that whatever you put into something… is what you get out. If you decide to try… put in 100% and go for it. Waiting doesn’t solve anything and always remember… you have to start somewhere. Go for it.
- The world is a beautiful place. Go out there. Open your heart. Open your eyes. Open your soul. Explore. Learn. Breathe.
- Love is blind to race, sex, or any other barrier. People’s hearts love who they love. Always remember that no matter what … love is a beautiful thing. Always. Never go against people in love. Even if you don’t understand it… never ever question something as wonderful as two people being in love.
- All people should be handled with kindness. All of them.
- People are not replaceable. Always make time for people you love. Happiness is only real when its shared. Share your life with the people you love.
- Not everything can be planned. The best stories come from the unplanned adventures in your life. Embrace change… even change that is unexpected.
- You can learn a lot about a person by the way they treat the waiter/waitress. Never judge a book by its cover. But I feel the way they interact with servers in a restaurant says a whole lot about a person’s character. Always treat your waiter/waitress with respect. Make eye contact… thank them… and tip well.
- Be vulnerable. I feel the bravest thing you can do with your life is to put yourself out there… put your heart out there. Vulnerability can bring pain… but it brings so much joy.
- Life is not a contest. Only you are responsible for your own happiness. Never take anything for granted… and always remember … smiling makes everything better.
I could go on and on… but let’s stop there.
And end on a picture of the adorable little men huh?