Saturday, November 6, 2010

Some advice for todays kids

This is similar to the "Wear sunscreen" advice that was made into a song, but I wrote this is for a younger generation.

Kids, no matter what happens in life, love your Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters.
Boyfriends and girlfriends will come and go, but family will always be around when you need them the most. No matter what you do they'll always love you. They're only a "hug" away.

Guard your heart - because your heart doesn't think that the guy or girl your with now, may move on to another one next year. The heart can be selfish. It doesn't think of the consequences later on down the line. It wants to be happy now, and doesn't care what happens later. Think with your brain first, then follow with the heart.

Never stop exploring and learning. You've got amazing potential in both you mind and body. They're the most important instruments you'll ever own.

Don't read those silly beauty magazines. They depict perfect and flawless faces and bodies which have been photo shopped and edited, and which none of us can attain.

Maybe you think your too short, maybe you think you have bad teeth or you think you're overweight, but don't look too much on the outside. Real beauty comes from within. What we do and how we treat and act towards others with love, kindness, and compassion. Do this, and you'll be a thousand times more attractive than any magazine model.

Forgive the people that hurt you - forgiving is more than "not having to say I love you". Forgiving is saying that you do love that person. It's recognizing that we all make mistakes and that we'd want to be forgiven if we hurt someone else.

Don't be reckless with other people’s hearts, don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.

Understand if your parents get angry at you that’s because they're hurt and you've probably worried or scared them.  If they would ever stop yelling and stop giving direction, that’s when they would give up and don't care anymore. It’s a strange way of looking at it, but if they angry, they actually do love you.

Don't rush into a relationship too fast because your lonely. Thats the easiest way to get hurt. The most precious things on earth take the longest to make.

Pay attention in school. The teachers picked their job, not for the pay, but because they care about the future - You. Your teacher is concerned about you and they want you to have the best education possible. If you don't get it…ask questions. They're probably are 5 other classmates happy and relieved that you raised your hand. Later on in life your kids will thank you too.

Remember the compliments ones give you, forget the insults. If you find out how to do this, let me know!

Smile. You're already beautiful when you smile. And it warms the other persons heart, and it'll make yourself feel good. It'll make people suspicious and start wondering what you're up too!

Don't regret the mistakes you've made. Nobody’s perfect and we all mess up. If you start looking back and think about all the “what ifs”, you can become very depressed. When you make a mistake, move on, learn by it. Apply the experience later in life so you don't make the same mistake twice. That’s called wisdom.

Feel good about the accomplishments you make, you deserve it. But don't boast about it, especially when your friend hasn't reached that goal yet.

Respect your elders. Listen to you parents - they're a lot wiser than you think. They've already tripped, fell, and got back up again on the same road you’re on now. The only difference is that they went thru the same problems hundreds of miles before you did.

Enjoy life. It's a precious gift, and then one day, when you're talking to you grandkids on your lap, you can look back say
"yup.. those were the days" and smile.

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