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Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Travel | 15 comments

Letters to CG – Don’t

Dear Curly Girl

Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Don’t let a day go by without finding the silver lining.
Don’t be afraid to travel, see the world, drink it in. Lift your roots and decide where to carefully replant them.
Don’t think of exercise as a chore; celebrate that you can walk and run and push and pull, revel in the power and grace of your body.
Don’t think that English is enough. Try new languages, roll them around your mouth, taste cultures and people through their words.
Don’t forget to be polite and fair to everyone you meet. Also, cultivate a good left hook.
Don’t take drugs. Please.
Don’t restrict things from your life – live life to the full and enjoy every minute of it. Hearts were made to be broken, bodies made to be enjoyed, chocolate made to be eaten. (Caveat: see above)
Don’t underestimate the power of a hug or a smile.
Don’t forget to dance. Lots.
Don’t read women’s magazines. Their world is fictitious. Women have boobs and bums and not-perfect skin and cellulite and off-white teeth and that’s all fine. That’s all life.
Don’t think you need to be anything other than you already are, perfectly you.

And whatever you do, say, think, or feel, don’t forget that I love you, unconditionally.

Mummy x

  • sheonad

    your letter is truly beautiful – real and honest and so very full of a mother’s love

  • Maddydodo

    What a beautiful post. Brings a tear to my eye!

  • Him Up North

    It’s like Everyone’s Free to Wear Sunscreen. Only better.

  • Alicebecomes

    this is a lovely post and lovely advice! an enjoyable read

    Gill xo

  • manicmum4

    ahhhh, lovely! i really enjoyed that letter…great advice for your little’uns.

    i like the bit about women’s mags!!!

    tamsyn xxx

  • bod for tea

    I’ll take that as a compliment and say thanks muchly :D

  • bod for tea

    Grrrr… got a bit of a bee in my bonnet about women’s mags. Thanks for the lovely comment :D

  • Heritagecutlery

    Very good. Think I agree with every word!

  • bod for tea

    Hey thanks! x

  • Mari Sterling Wilbur

    I love this – what wonderful information for all children. I’ve shared this on my facebook and twitter.

  • Ella

    Oh, I love this, just gorgeous xx

  • Windmilltales

    Lovely post, really made me teary and think what I would like to tell my DD

  • northernmum

    oh that is beautiful!

    all the things I would love to say to my girls


  • domestic goddesque

    Man this made me weep: I am going to pringt off a copy for each of my girls and put it in their box.

  • bod for tea

    OMG I’m humbled by this comment. Thank you so much xx