Wednesday, October 20, 2010

a short stroll through life

my darling sweetheart. heres what I've got to say. some advice, perhaps, if you will. or suggestions, if you want to call it that. or maybe, as some would say, "my message to you." but really, it's just a few things i want you to know. i want you to keep in mind. i want you to remember.
never take anything for granted. consider your alternatives, and weigh your options. hold your peace. let it go. take one step at a time. bite off only as much as you can chew. don't trust anyone, unless they have proven themselves trustworthy. write. read. draw. do what you think you cant. protect your soul. be slightly obsessed. be overprotective. sing. dance. take on the world. accept the bad with the good in life. expect the best. be prepared for the worst. release the past. jump on your bed. jump on someone else's bed. jump on the store's bed, just to "try it out." fix your hair. love yourself. work a miracle. take pictures. enjoy life. be spontaneous. walk through a fountain; right through the middle. sleep with stuffed animals. wait for a sunrise. work for what you need, and then work some more for what you want. lend a helping hand. don't pay any mind to age. learn to play with fire; safely, if you want. dream. go where your heart takes you. trust your gut. find a favorite. have a pillow fight. go crazy with your makeup. play sports. always be extra kind to the elderly, and the youngsters. don't use an eraser. make your bed. scream. enjoy life. don't be afraid to make mistakes. bring chivalry back to life. love a lot. give with your heart. don't cuss. have an appetite. brush your hair. run through a sprinkler. collect something. create a destiny. teach someone to read. teach someone something. think as much as you can. memorize, remember. visit memories often. do good to everyone. wear pj's all day long. give a hug, receive a hug. don't stop learning. actually, you look good in that. do not ever laugh at anyones incapabilities, ever. be different. analyze. listen. talk. communicate. wear random socks. life isn't easy, but it is worth it. overplay songs. run barefoot. skip. hop. find something amazing. keep promises. always pay up. build something. enjoy life. play dress-up with a closet, be it your own, your mother's, or a friend's. doodle. attend a tea party. host a tea party. just drink tea. pray daily. empty the trash. give out compliments freely, but sincerely. wear a studded belt. change things around. open a closed door. soften a hardened heart. melt a frozen heart. mend a broken heart. gain someone's trust. make someone smile. make jewelry, and then wear it. do your best in everything. work your butt off (even if its just once). enjoy life. trust God. set a goal, then reach it. then set another, and reach it. don't meet expectations, surpass expectations. respect everyone and everything. be random. play games. explore. take a million pictures. if you don't respect, then you have no right to expect respect. try new things. buy shoes. be the nicest person anyone has ever met. always have a shoulder (and perhaps a tissue) ready. talk to strangers. don't expect anything to be free. listen to great music. obsess over wonderful songs. cook. bake. rant and rave. expect the unexpected. it probably won't be perfect the first time. but if it is, consider yourself blessed. eat till you're full, but not more. love God with all your heart, soul, mind, strength. enjoy life.
cheerio.

7 comments:

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

I love every bit of this wisdom and would like it printed on a poster...
xo

Mohammed J. said...

question:
how may a person get to know you better?

:)
by the way
this piece can be published as an article. Talent i call it

much love

a sweet pea. said...

you guys SO made my day.
thanks =)

bbonnieblue said...

you are amazing...this list should be given to all our kids but especially our girls. I wonder how! long this took to write...it isn't my business but is so all encompassing. Thank you

a sweet pea. said...

thank you.
i think i actually began writing it to give to future daughters at one point. i know how hard it is to be "perfect"as a girl these days, so...

it didnt really take me long at all.
maybe ten or twenty minutes. but then i decided it was too short. so i took an extra day to go through it and add a few things.. i guess it took me about a day or so to write.


im flattered that you like it.

zhush said...

Just read this. Wow, your mind is like a fiesta, with mardi gras, july 4th, and christmas all mixed together. So, so many thoughts, lol. I like it. You are quite the focused rambler when you write. A+

a sweet pea. said...

oh yay, christmas. one of my favoritest time of the year. and july 4th. where did mardi gras come from??
hahaha, focused rambler. nice, nice, i like it. very oxymoronic =)
if you think THATS a lot of thoughts, you should see some other things i write. whooo....