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ADVICE TO HELP HER GROW

I accompanied my granddaughter to the park…and as I watched her running to and fro

I wondered what advice I could give her…you know…advice to help her grow…

 

Perhaps I’d tell her:

 

Life is to be lived…don’t always do what’s right.

Don’t always color within the lines…by all means fly a kite.

 

Believe in yourself when others don’t…ride in a boat upon the sea…

Stop to count the stars at night…at least one time…climb a tree.

 

Do the best you can in all you do…If you make a mistake…don’t fret.

Watch the sunrise in the morning…and in the evening watch it set.

 

Swing on a swing, slide down a slide…run…for no reason at all.

Enjoy the warmth of summer, the birth of Spring…and the changing leaves in Fall.

 

Eat ice cream whenever you want… hug…and kiss…and share….

Never knowingly hurt another being….sometimes…it’s okay to swear.

 

Travel to new places…learn to ride a bike without any hands.

Never be in hurry to grow up…smile as often as you can.

 

Do what you know is right…don’t be afraid to take a chance…

Sing whenever you feel like it… feel free to cry and laugh and dance. 

 

Love life when everything is bright…and love life when all is black

for you’ll find if you love with all your heart…the world will love you back.

 

These thoughts will get you started…I’d say…but I’m sure once you are grown…

you’ll be a wonderful person…with opinions of your own.

 

And perhaps one day you’ll watch your granddaughter…running to and fro…

and you’ll have your own advice to give her…

you know…

 

advice to help her grow.

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