Kiddo is gone on a music trip with her school concert band in St. John's. Feeling nostalgic with the letter Y, I decided to turn back time a little, and pull out her 2005 scrapbook letter....
Be strong. Be intelligent. Smile.
Know that beauty has everything
to do with how you feel about yourself
and nothing to do with looks
or other people's opinions.
Never do anything just because everyone else is.
Always be true to yourself.
Expect the best from life and that's what you'll get.
Believe in magic and wish on stars.
Love and trust and be compassionate
Make faces. Play in mud puddles.
Take bubble baths.
Turn off all the lights and watch lightening storms.
Dance, laugh, cry and sing when you want to.
Read everything you can get your hands on.
Stand up for what is right especially if you stand alone.
Don't allow yourself or people around you
to tolerate prejudices of any kind.
Don't be afraid to try something new.
Do somethimg daring at least once a week.
Run through snow drifts. Spin in circles and roll down hill
Pet puppies, hold kittens, and talk to babies.
Stay up to watch the sun rise.
Never apologize for being a woman
or for being yourself.
Never forget that I love you, no matter how far apart we are.
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY DAUGHTER.
That youngster of mine holds my heart in her hands - she makes me all smultzey!!