What three lessons do you want your children to learn from you?
- Most of the living happens outside of your comfort zone. While you’re out there, you might as well enjoy yourself. The things you know are not always better than the things you don’t know. It’s not better to stay in a bad situation, just because you’re afraid the unknown will be worse. Take a risk to make a change and step out of the situation, out of your comfort zone and explore. You’ll find that there’s always sun when you step out of the shadows. Life is an adventure, enjoy it!
- Don’t let who you are be decided by other people. You’re the only one who knows you best and if you don’t like something about yourself, you can work on it, but don’t work to try to make others like you, they won’t anyway, no matter how hard you try. If they like you for who you are, they’re keepers, if they don’t like you for who you are, there’s nothing you can do or change that will make them change their minds. All you will accomplish is losing your sense of identity and making yourself miserable. As a wise man once said, it’s better to be alone sometimes, than to be lonely with others.
- Always follow your intuition, nurture it and practice it. Your intuition will guide you to make the right calls and to save you when needed. It may not always feel like the wisest choice, but once you’ve learned to trust it, you’ll see that it’s always right.
Bonus lesson: try not to judge others, even when they’ve hurt you. You never know what they’ve gone through themselves and made them learn to act that way. No baby is born with malice in mind, they’ve always learned it from life. This doesn’t mean you have to like everyone or keep them in your life, nor does everyone have to like you. You can choose who you let into your life, and who you let go. You also can’t help those who don’t want any help or aren’t ready for it yet. And you sure as hell don’t need to save them all. Try to live a good and happy life, one that satisfies you and all the rest will sort itself out.