I know its still a long journey for us until you become a toddler, a teenager, or even an adult. But i think there’s nothing wrong if i share this to you now. Well, you cant read this now, but you will someday.
Im not perfect dear, nobody is. But i’ve been there, done that. I’ve been through the journey you will have. Those hectic school days, those cruel girls, those bad boys and all those rough times. I’ve made stupid decisions, i’ve made wrong actions, i’ve made silly considerations. So, what will i say now might be not the best suggestions nor the best advice, but still i want you to read this carefully.
1. Be grateful.
Anytime you feel that world is so unfair to you –it is dear!-, please be grateful. Remember that there are so many people out there that are not as lucky as you. Remember that you could still breathe, eat, drink, go to school, play, you have your Allah that will always listen to you, and you have mommy and daddy with super love for you.
2. Dont complain too much.
I dont like people that complain too much. If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. Do it!
3. Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. NOBODY.
It applied to those cruel girls you might find in school. I dont know whether bullying will be still exist or not in your era, but if it is, remember that you have dignity. Nobody can make you feel like rubbish. Just tell me and i will be very glad to punch them:p haha nooo, even i really want to do that, but i wont. I will let you solve your own problem with your own way. I know you can do that.
4. Explore yourself!
You wont know what is your talent(s) or your interests if you’re not exploring yourself. Try new things as many as possible, and be focus. Finish everything you’ve started. Try to have experiences as much as you can. Mommy and daddy will always support you:)
5. Make friends.
Make friends, from all kind of people. Younger, older, girls, boys,anyone. You will get so many lessons from them. Dont be in a relationship with a guy first –its an order!-, relax, you wont run out of guy, the right person for you will come just in time.
6. Stay away from those bad guys.
You can make friends with them but dont date them. I know they’re fun to be with, but fun is not enough.
7. Dont do piercings, tattoos and drink.
Big NO, Naya! Even they look cool and very happening for you, trust me, they totally wont make you look cool.
8. Love books.
Maybe it sounds silly, but books have answers to any of your questions. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
9. Read mommy’s books!
-its an order!-
10. Read mommy's blog!
-its also an order!-
11. Do your best.
No matter what will you be later, try to do your best so you wont regret.
12. Remember that something happens for a reason.
When you have problems in school, when you crash with friends, there must be blessing in disguise. Try to look things in positive way. You’ll always be happy then:)
13. Be nice to people.
Treat people just the way you want to be treated. Be nice to people so they will be nice to you.
Last but not least (i will have another chapter for you:p), always remember that you can always tell mommy and daddy anything or ask anything. We will be ready 24/7 for you dear.