November 8th – National Parents as Teachers Day

I have a wonderful dad who is very wise and has taught me a lot of important lessons. Last year on this day I wrote a post about some of these lessons. (Check that post out here)

So I decided that today I should try something different.

I’m not a parent, but I do hope that is part of my future. Along with loving and supporting them, I hope to be able to teach my future children important life lessons. I’ve seen and experienced a lot of things. These are some lessons I hope to teach my future children based on what I’ve learned, sometimes the hard way.

  1. People are scared of things they don’t understand. Sometimes when people are scared, they will do or say hurtful things. So will you. Be patient with yourself and others.
  2. You are important and loved. Spend your time with people who lift you up and support you. Be that person for others.
  3. When traveling, do your best to venture off the beaten path every once in a while. You may find that those end up being your most treasured experiences.
  4. Work hard and be kind and you’ll always have a job.
  5. Just because that’s how it’s always been done, doesn’t mean that it’s the best way. Be open to innovation and change.
  6. Relationships are more important than being right.
  7. Places and adventures are cool, but it’s the people that we meet along the way that make it special. It’s always about the people.
  8. It is possible to be funny without being mean. Do your best not to cross that line, but always apologize when you do.
  9. Don’t let anyone silence your voice. Think for yourself and speak your mind, but do so at the right time and place. Everyone has a voice that is just as important as yours.
  10. There is always something to celebrate.

Wow. I’m so wise. 😉

The great thing about this list is the stories I have for each of these lessons. I will try to teach these lessons to my kids, but they will often go out in to the world and learn the hard way. I guess that’s ok though, because then they’ll have the lesson and the story.

What’s Tomorrow?

November 9



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    Lizmobile! I don’t usually read blogs but stumbled onto this one and this post tonight! Oh my heck I love every one of those lessons and want to post them on my bathroom mirror to remind me to teach my children! Well done!

    Also I was telling my boy about skiing tonight and had to tell him about the time I went skiing with you and was too scared to de-lift the lift! Haha! And the faithful friend you were, you were right there to pull me off the next go around! 🙂

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      Thanks for stopping by Kristin! Haha I remember that day clearly! There is probably a good life lesson in that story too. 😉

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