So today my best friend read this article on thought catalog 101 things that I will teach my daughter. It is a beautiful article, It really is.
101 things I will teach my daughter, Here’s the link:
Anyway after she read it she told me,”I saw that post on what would you tell your daughter and then I wondered what would I tell her. I thought what I would tell you is what I would tell her. So this is what I would tell you”
And then she sent me this:
“I would tell you to live wise but when has happiness come out of anything wise
I would tell you to live well but when has living well made us soar
I would tell you to put your chin up and look ahead but when has looking back not made us smile
When has sucking our stomachs in and conforming to relationship norms ever been our answer to finding true love
So no I won’t tell you how to breathe and how to fly I will tell you though to find your happiness.
No matter where it lies And not just happiness for today and tomorrow but happiness for life
If its behind the pages of books or under someone’s sheets or in the way the cold feels as it melts beneath your feet
If its staying in a shared apartment with people you don’t know in a strange land
or in a bus full of strange men who play in a band
Whatever it is and wherever it is, find it. Want it and love it.
Do it now because it should be something that makes you happy even when you lay your head down to sleep for the last time.
You are the only one who will live your life and the only one to write in its pages.
Don’t be stuck out here, living in other people’s cages”
This is the single most beautiful thing that I’ve read And I have the best best friend in the world, I can never thank my stars enough for her. I think everyone needs to read this because
1. It’s beautiful
2. It’s honest and real
3. I like to brag about having the best best friend in the world. yes. This is me showing off how much she loves me.
Imaginary audience, are you jealous?
Oh, you should be. You should be.
So tell me, What would you tell your daughter?