When my older kids graduated from high school, I shared written words with them. The writings were intended to be notes for life- geared towards each of them and those specific personality traits that make them the beautiful people they are. Now, it is Angelina’s turn. I wanted to share some of those words with you, too.
Here are a few things to keep in mind in these next chapters- given with love and admiration.💖
🎓Your faith will take you where you are supposed to be.
🎓It’s okay to make mistakes. Don’t be afraid of failure. There are essential lessons in those moments. Learn them and keep moving forward.
🎓Buy the shoes.
🎓Protect your peace.
🎓Get comfortable with the idea that growth brings change.
🎓Order dessert whether you ate dinner or not.
🎓Ask questions. Keep asking until you get the answers you need.
🎓As we read in Ecclesiastes, “For everything, there is a season.” Some seasons are tough. Others are beautiful. All of them are necessary for a well-lived life.
🎓Look for moments to lift others. Ultimately, it will lift you, too.
🎓Be present in your life. Don’t get so involved with the busyness of your days that you miss the subtle, special moments.
🎓Lead with grace regardless of the situation.
🎓Take the vacation. Never pass up the opportunity to experience new places and different cultures.
🎓There is always a reason to hope.
🎓Stay up late enough to see the sunrise sometimes.
🎓Always run your own race. You are only competing against yourself.
🎓Forgive, even when it’s hard.
🎓Let kindness always go before you because people remember how you make them feel.
🎓There will be hills and valleys in your life, and there are gifts in both. Keep your eyes open so you can see them.
🎓Love God. Love people. Love yourself.💖