Saturday, May 7, 2016


What I Want for Mother’s Day!

Dear Children,

Mother’s Day is coming up, and I thought I should tell you what I want. This way there’s no guilty panic or last minute purchasing of flowers at the closest gas station. So, this is what I want, this year and every year after; it’s pretty simple really.

· I want you to be a decent human being.
· I want you to be who you are, but don’t be a jerk.
· I want you to work hard at everything you do, because life is too short not to give it everything you’ve got.
· I want you to ask for help when you need it.
· I want you to help others when they need it.
· I want you to learn how to cook, do your own laundry, pay your bills and know how to clean a bathroom.
· When you screw up, and you will, more than once, I want you to own it, because it’s the screw-ups that make the victories sweeter.
· I want you to travel, because the world is huge and you are one part of it.
· I want you to know that even when we disagree with each other, I will never stop loving you.
· I want you to play nicely with others.
· I want you to feed your curiosity.
· I want you to find a way to do what you love, and realize that that might look different than you originally thought.
· I want you to respect every human being’s right to be who they are.
· I want you to sometimes be more interested in someone else than in yourself.
· I want you to know that you are flawed and you are extraordinary. There is no one else like you.
· I want you to know that I would lay down my life for you any day of the week.
· I want you to realize how lucky you are every once in awhile even if only for an instant.
· I want you to know love, even if it means getting hurt.
· I want you to relax and not feel guilty about it.
· I want you to know life can be brutally hard sometimes.
· I want you to know that you can choose happiness even when the dark side offers you cookies.
· And I wouldn’t mind breakfast in bed.

See, simple.


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