Everyday dose of Reality
If you could go back in time and talk to the little kid you were, a wide-eyed 7-year-old, what would you say? What would they think of the adult you have become?
I would hug her, hold her hand and tell her that I loved her. Expressing to her that although her life may be far from perfect and the fearful and heart breaking times ahead of her, in the end, everything will be OK. I would tell her, she is stronger than she can ever imagine. She is the super hero of her own life. She will know heartache, pride, a sense of accomplishment, failure and feel love with unfathomable depth. To take the moments to dance in the rain when presented, smile until the tears are all gone. Be astonished by the beauty nature has to offer, cradle loved ones close every chance she gets and breathe in the sweetness of special moments and exhale until all of the bad life will confront her with is pushed away. Never be afraid to say no, accept that you are beautiful and try to reach each end of the day with no wonder of “what if”. I would remind her that with every storm she will and must endure, there are in fact, bright skies that lie beyond. To look her fears and chaos in the face, laugh and tell it to kiss it. Lastly, I would Thank her. For without her giving all that she has and will in the years gone and to come, I would not be who I am today.