Time is passing and you are growing up fast. It’s your birthday this week and you will be six. You are full of life and full of spirit. You are having a great time and enjoying everything you do.
Being chosen to be your Godmother was something I was truly honoured to do. You were just a wee toot when I held you on your christening day. Now you are going to turn six. I wanted to write a few things to you about life and your path to having the life you want. You will likely not read this until you are older when life is perhaps throwing things at you from all directions. Here goes…
Be Yourself – it is so much easier to be you than to try and fit in and be someone else. You will sparkle more by being true to yourself. When we are young and making friends it can feel like we don’t fit in, so we change part of ourselves to be more likeable. However, being you and doing all the things you want, wearing all the clothes you want to wear, listening to the music you like will show others it’s alright to not like the same things. I wish I was more like that when I was younger. Real friends don’t care about you being like them, they like you for being you.
Happiness – You will have a very happy life I am sure of that, you are so loved. Make sure you always do things that make you happy. Quite often we can get caught up in pleasing other people and putting ourselves last. So please make sure you think about your happiness. Avoid people that are willing to compromise your happiness. Your happiness (and health) should always be your priority.
Decisions – Life will throw many decisions your way – from what subjects to pick at school, to where you want to live. Decisions can feel heavy, they can weigh on your heart and hurt your head. But in all honesty, your decisions will always lead you to the next thing, so even if you aren’t sure of the path to take, go with your gut, follow your instinct. We can’t see into the future so try not to stress over decisions. Listen to others opinions, but remember it is YOUR life, so choose what works best for you and what makes you happy. Always remember you can change your mind at any point in life. Don’t feel like a decision you make has to be for life.
Career – You may know what you want to do from a young age, however don’t sweat it if you don’t. Try a few things, find out what you like and what you don’t. Most importantly, enjoy what you do. If you don’t then perhaps it isn’t for you. The pressure on you from a young age to know your career path is crazy. Most people I know, still don’t know what they want to do, even me….I like what I am doing now, but who’s to say in another year or five that I change paths completely. So take the pressure off, and know that you can change direction any time you want.
Love – always follow your gut and heart when it comes to love. You may get your heart broken or break someone else’s, but that’s ok. You will move on and find love again. It may be difficult and feel like your heart will never mend, but it will. Make sure you are treated with respect and are free to be the person you are. Your partner should make you feel like you are the most special person in the world. When you love, love with all your heart.
Kindness – Be kind to everyone you meet, and all the people in your life. You never know how much your kindness will mean to others.
Life – Whatever you do in your life. Enjoy it and have fun. Do the things you want to do and follow your passions. There will be difficult times but you will get through them and they will help you on your life journey to be more resilient and capable. Never be afraid to cry. Let those tears out when you need to. Crying is good for the soul and helps you to get your emotions out and to move forward. And finally, always remember ‘what’s for you, won’t go by you’.
Wishing you an amazing sixth birthday. Happy Birthday! You are a shining star and will achieve much greatness in your life. I am proud to be your Godmother.
Sending so much love your way, have a great party.
Love Emma xx