Monday, August 29, 2011

My sweet kindergartener...

I have been thinking of a few things I wanted you to remember as you start kindergarten.  It seems like the years have flown by and now I am scrambling the life lessons together to remind you before you leave for school. I think these are the most important ones I want you to remember....
1. Not everyone will want to be your friend, and that is ok.  Just be kind to everyone and they will come around.
2. Be brave and bold.  Never let anyone tell you, you are not special or important.  Remember the One who made you and He makes you special, not what they say about you.
3. Find friends that don't look like you and celebrate your differences.  If all the world were the same color, it would be a boring place.
4. Respect and obey your teacher.  Even though you think it may be busy work, work hard.  It is a lesson that will shape your ethic and core as you grow.  Pretend you are doing it for Jesus and treat your teacher and others like such.
5. Don't talk negatively about others, you know you don't want to be on the other end of that conversation and words hurt more than you know.
6. If you see someone shy or lonely, sit next to them. They probably have a great story and personality that just needs some encouragement to shine.
7. Still stay your silly self, even if you have to be quiet at times.  Humor can resolve a lot of problems and hurts.
8. Be generous with your things, your encouragement, and your talents.  Everyone will miss out if you don't share these things.
9. Jesus is cool, even if people don't agree with you. Don't be afraid to talk about him and don't be afraid to be bold to pray before you eat, or for others who are sad or upset.
10. There are a lot of other things I can't prepare you for. So just ask God, walk forward and do the right thing. I know your heart is pulled toward goodness, so follow it.

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