…if you could only tell/teach them three things about life?
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. What are the most important things that I want to tell Lucas or teach him? What do I really want him to know about himself, about life, about the world? This is a hard question because the liklhood that we would only be able to teach/tell our children three things is slim, (thank goodness!) but I think it’s important to know what these things our. Whatever things we can think of should be the sort of things that we’re teaching/telling our children on a daily basis in some way or another.
So, what would you tell your child(ren)?
Last month I wrote this letter to Lucas telling him things like, ” Be fun. Be loving. Don’t buy a fancy car. Live simply.”
But, I’m actually having a hard time coming up with just three things. What are the most important things that I would want him to know?
Gosh, that’s a hard one.
I would want Lucas to know that he is very loved. That I love him more than the world, that his dad loves him, that his grandparents love him and that no mater what happens in life, you are loved.
I want him to know that he should always do what he wants to do. Work hard at what your goals are in life, what your dreams are, don’t stop until you’ve reached them. Set high standards for yourself and succeed them. Follow your heart. Shoot for the moon and don’t stop there. Work hard and play harder.
(okay that was more than 3 things, but whatever, they all sort-of go together!)
I would tell him to be nice to people. Be a nice person. Love people. Do nice things for people. Be kind and caring to everyone.
I’m breaking the rules here and adding a fourth one. I can’t believe I forgot this one-but thanks to the smart mamas around here, I am reminded that I would most definately want my child to know and teach him that the Lord is in his control of his life and has a perfect, perfect plan for him. That is so important!
I asked my husband this question and the first three things that came to his mind were….
1. Girls are trouble
2. Work hard. Play hard.
3. Love your neighbors as yourself.
What about you? What would you tell your kids?