It’s important for me, as your Grammy, to pass on to you the pearls of wisdom I have learned throughout my life from the kindness of others.
As you grow and learn my wish is that some of the following thoughts will guide you as you begin your life’s journey to be the best you can be while experiencing a rich and happy life filled with family, friends and those you interact with in the years to come.
Never leave the house without your sense of humor.
You can grow up and become anything you want.
Respect and learn from your teachers. They are heroes.
Work on developing an appreciation for music, art, literature and other forms of expression. It will nurture your soul.
Work to help those less fortunate and also work to ease the burden of others by treating them with respect, praise, kindness and good manners.
Embrace the differences in others and learn from them. And always love and respect your parents. You are the greatest gift they will ever receive.
Each day, show people you love how much you care. They won’t be around forever.
Practice forgiveness. Not for the person you believe harmed you, but for yourself. Anger, pain and resentment are a heavy burden to carry throughout your life.
If someone treats you with kindness, a warm smile and a quiet thank you speak volumes.
Please learn to accept people for who they are, not who you think they should be.
Learn from the past, live in the present and plan for the future.
Limit your use of sarcasm. It is often used as a disguise to hurt others.
Believe in yourself. Others may question your integrity, honesty, optimism and faith. Always remember that you are special, unique and the only you that will ever exist. Make friends with that as soon as possible.
Don’t put yourself down. There will be enough people in the world who will want to do that for you.
Embrace changes that enrich your life. Learn to tolerate and make the best of those that don’t.
Your Dad is a brainiac. Absorb every fiber of his being.
Always, always say your prayers!
At the age of 3 you have already learned how to create happiness by receiving and giving unconditional love to everyone you come in contact with. My heartfelt wish for you is that it continues every day of your life.
Love, Grammy Dawn (a/k/a Meechie)