I don’t want you to suffer as much as I have suffered
I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I made
There will come times that you will feel afraid, exhausted, irate or heartbroken
Though your heart may break, you are unbreakable
Human flesh is soft but your spirit is strong, stronger than you know in this moment
There will come times that you will be tested and you will challenge yourself
There will be times that you will have to forgive
Set yourself free from loathing
To love is to live
Don’t work too much
Allow time for yourself and those important to you
I loved you before you were born, and I will love you even after I die
I want you to live deeply, to know true love and friendship
I want you to feel safe and supported by life
You can accomplish what you set out to do
This is especially true because you are mi hija
I know well that you will suffer because of this life I gave you
You will feel pain, bleed, and at times perhaps wish that I hadn’t brought you into this world
Forgive me, mi hija
This Earth is so beautiful, I wanted to share it with you
In attempting to create a happy childhood for you, I wanted to correct the wrongs committed by my parents
I want to impart on the future what I learned from the past
I want to break the pattern of intergenerational trauma, to heal my heart and our family with the love I pour into you
Life is not easy, mi hija, but I hope you will find it is worth the struggle
I’ve loved you since before you came into my life, and I will love you long after I am gone from yours
I’ve been writing these words with my life for you, in hopes that the mistakes I’ve made will prevent unnecessary suffering in your life.
If our foremothers could have left us a message, I wonder if it would have sounded like this.
I’ve been waiting so long just to meet you, with too much patience and self-sacrifice.
Any attempt to put into words what I feel for you will fall short, but I must try anyway.
Even when it seems that your efforts are in vain, do the right thing anyway
The right thing is that which brings you peace inside
That inner stillness can be difficult to notice when life gets loud and the noisy justifications of the mind drown out the truth of the heart
The happiest people I know listen closely to that quietness and follow their bliss, which aligns with love
It takes practice and I am still learning
I hope you learn it too, so that your life is rich with joy
I want you to live deeply, to know that no matter what you dedicate your time to, you can find meaning in it
I want you to know true love and friendship, to know that life supports you and wants you to flourish
You can accomplish whatever you set out to do
In your life you will feel pain, fear, anxiety, disappointment, exhaustion, frustrated, irate, sad, humiliated and heartbroken. Life is inseparable from suffering; it is part of the gift.
Forgive me for those times, there is no forcefield of love I can put around you to protect you
Though your heart may break, you are unbreakable
Your human body is soft but your spirit is strong, stronger than you know.
Every moment is a gift, what you choose to do with that gift is up to you, beginning with your thoughts
If you think that you are never wrong, you are wrong
Don’t believe everything you think
If you are guessing what other people might be thinking, odds are you are far from accurate
If you find your mind worrying, let the worry go
Worrying robs peace from the present, and we can never get that moment back
Worry stems from fear- what are you afraid of? You are loved and worthy, little one.
Think before you speak
Never say anything about anyway, including yourself, that you would not want the whole world to hear
May you live your life in such a way that you have nothing to hide
I want you to be so grateful for your life that you forget to complain
May you use intention when deciding where to shine your attention
There will be times that you will have to forgive yourself and others to free yourself from resentment and move on to enjoy life to the fullest
To love is to live and human relationships will teach you have to love more completely, which isn’t always easy, but it helps you grow that you may live more completely
Don’t expect any one person to satisfy all your needs, nor expect yourself to satisfy the needs of any one person
Don’t work too much, allow time to honor yourself and the people you love
We may not have met yet, but I have a feeling you will have a great ability to love, forgive, learn, create
What you may not know is how much you will be able to do what you are afraid to do, to speak even when your voice shakes
Don’t let anyone steal your spirit
Not everything is known and you don’t have to know all that is known
Whenever you are not sure what to do, take a deep breath and remember that there is enough air for you to breathe, enough earth to hold and nourish you, enough time for you to live and enough space for you to run, dance and explore this world
I know you love adventure, but before you venture out ask yourself what you would want your daughter to do?
Do not compromise your safety to save a few minutes or a few dollars
The sooner you deflate your ego to a healthy size, the easier you will fit through doorways
Don’t believe any label others try to put on you
Life is too precious to spend time acting surprised that humans make mistakes, the value in it is to keep improving, learning, growing
Empathy and compassion are always possible
To take care of your body, treat it as if today is the only day you will have to honor it. This will lead to many days of beaming health.
You life is a story you write and I hope you have many fulfilling experiences to remember
I want you to know that you are loved your whole life through
Keep on shining