Butterflies and Daughters
We all start as caterpillars,
But slowly grow
Until one day
We are butterflies.
As I have watched you grow, I have seen you
Turn into a fine person And a beautiful young woman.
Advice to Daughter
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.
Play in mud puddles.
Take bubble baths.
Turn off all the lights and watch lightning 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 something daring at least once a week.
Run through snow drifts.
Spin in circles and roll down hills.
Pet puppies, hold kittens, and talk to babies.
Stay up to watch the sunrise.
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.
~ Author Unknown