At the end of last week my daughter Carly turned five. She’s growing up into a bold and beautiful little girl, and I’m really proud of her.
This world can be a scary place and growing up in it can be tough. These are five of the things I want Carly to know and remember as she grows up….
Never Dull Your Shine for Somebody Else
I grew up with low self esteem, and it’s made me shy away from my own success time and time again. If I do well at something, if I achieve something, I will generally play it down and bat away compliments.
I don’t want that for Carly. I want her to own her achievements, to celebrate them and to realise that those people in your life who aren’t there for you when you succeed aren’t worth your time of day.
Life is Short & There is No Time for Hate
Terrorism is a very real part of our world today, and it scares me so much when thinking about the children and their future.
I plan to teach Carly and her brothers to be kind, as it is ultimately hate which causes these awful acts, and life is too short to go through life hating others.
True Beauty Comes From Within
I touched on this in yesterday’s post. Although I love makeup, and getting glammed up, I want to make sure Carly knows that true beauty comes from inside yourself, not a cosmetics counter.
It’s important to remember this, especially when growing up.
You and Your Brothers are the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me
Life may not have turned out the way I planned it, or imagined it to be, but I have been blessed with three wonderful children and they truly are my best achievements. I want them to know how amazing they are, and how much I love them.
Everything Happens for a Reason
Sometimes life will go against your plans, sometime things will happen which won’t seem fair. Sometimes you’ll struggle to find a reason behind events, and feel lost and confused by the actions of others, but ultimately you have to have faith that things will work themselves out.
If the bad things in my life hadn’t of happened, I wouldn’t be where I am now, and I wouldn’t have my husband and children.