Life Rules for Your Daughters & Granddaughters

Here’s some of the most relevant ideas to share with your girls!

  • Make your bed every day, even if it’s right before you get in it.
  • Don’t worry about holey underwear… if you’re ever in an accident, it’s the least thing anyone cares about.
  • Travel light through life. Keep only what you need.
  • It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also okay to smash (some) things; but, wash your face, clean your mess, and get up off the floor when you’re done. You don’t belong down there.
  • If you’re going to curse, be clever. If you’re going to curse in public, know your audience.
  • Seek out the people and places that resonate with your soul.
  • Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
  • 5-second rule. It’s just dirt. There are worse things in a fast food cheeseburger.
  • You are a woman, you do not NEED a man!!
  • Happiness is not a permanent state. Wholeness is. Don’t confuse the two.
  • If you’re staying more than one night, unpack your bag.
  • Never walk through an alley alone.
  • Be less sugar, more spice, and only as nice as you’re able to without compromising yourself.
  • Can’t is a cop-out. Don’t want to is another thing…your call.
  • Hold your heroes to a high standard. Be your own hero.
  • If you can’t smile with your eyes, don’t smile. Insincerity is nothing to aspire to.
  • Your body, your rules.
  • If you have an opinion, you better know why.
  • Practice your passions.
  • Ask for what you want. The worst thing they can say is no.
  • Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work to make them happen.
  • Stay as sweet as you are.
  • Fall in love often, particularly with ideas, art, music, literature, food and far-off places.
  • Fall hard and forever in love with nothing but yourself.
  • Reserve “I’m sorry” for when you truly are.
  • Naps are for grown-ups, too.
  • Question everything, except your own intuition.
  • You have enough. You are enough.
  • You are amazing! Don’t let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does…walk away. You deserve better.
  • No matter where you are, you can always come home.
  • Be happy and remember your roots, family is EVERYTHING.
  • Say what you mean and mean what you say.
  • No one will ever love you more than I do.
  • Be kind; treat others how you would like them to treat you.
  • If in doubt, remember whose daughter you are and straighten your crown.


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