Monday, 17 November 2014

A Letter to my Future Children


I've seen these types of posts on a lot of blogs recently and while I'm not usually one to jump on the bandwagon I thought this was an amazing idea. The thought of me having my very own family seems a long way off in the future, but I really hope nothing that I say now changes. Who knows maybe I won't ever even have or want children! I'm so very blessed to have such a good relationship with my own parents who both understand and appreciate me. Even when I'm not being so nice. I know that I can always talk to them about anything, and sometimes they feel more like my best friends than my mum and dad! 





Dear future children

Be kind. Always. There are over 7 billion people currently on this earth, and yet so few of us really know what it is to show genuine compassion to others. You won't understand everyone you meet and they probably won't understand you either, but that's okay. Just try your very hardest to be a good person. Smile at strangers. Give up your seat for a little old lady on the bus. Really try to be there for your friends in their time of need. Don't be unkind to others for looking a little different or for acting a little strange. Chances are they probably won't like what you are wearing either. But again; that's okay! Try to remember that just because people come across as mean doesn't mean that they don't have a good heart deep down. Be respectful of others no matter how different they are compared to you. You never know how much they might appreciate it. 

Fall in love. Open up your heart to the possibility of finding someone who makes even the most mundane things that little bit better. Look for your best friend. Look for someone who appreciates your sharp tongue and finds your tantrums 'cute'. You might find out that someones laugh is a reason to get up some mornings. Don't go chasing the boy with the fattest wallet or the most popular girl in school because everyone else tells you to. Sometimes you will find that beautiful isn't always what you expect it to be. I hate to put a dampener on this part of your life but I can almost guarantee there will be tears along the way. You will experience heartbreak. Probably more than once. And for a time it will crush you. I won't be able to do anything about it. But then time will change everything, and so will a moment. A moment when you realize that you don't have to feel like that anymore. You will learn from your mistakes. Because every wrong turn along the way will only delay your journey it won't stop you from reaching your destination.

Don't spend too much time trying to be popular. Far too many of us seek validation from the opinions and judgments of others. Ignore this. Or at least try to. Live your own life for yourself and not for anyone else. You will come to understand that people often project their own insecurities on others. It's not fair, but it's life. Your looks will come. Eventually. You will also develop your own personal sense of style. You will probably make a couple of mistakes along the way, but who doesn't right? Fashion is supposed to be about having fun. These mistakes will eventually help you to put that stamp of originality into each and every outfit, so don't be afraid to experiment. By all means follow the trends, but if you decide not to then that's fine too. Decorate the body you were born in the way you want to. 

Lastly, don't feel as though you have to have your whole life figured out at 17 years of age. Don't feel like you should go into a career or university because people are telling you to or because the money is good. Think about your passions and what you really want to do. What are your dreams? Because so many of us waste those dreams away. If you want to travel then take a gap year. Take many gap years. Heck, don't even come back! Spend your life doing the things that make you happy. The small things. Because that really is what life is about. Relish every moment of your youth. Have fun and be young. Don't hide who you are by becoming someone you aren't. You are special. 

Just remember that I will always be proud of you. I can't wait to meet you. 

Love always x
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  1. Aww this made me kind of emotional haha, lovely post :)

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    1. I know I just read it back and now I'm all emosh haha x

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