Through Corey's blog I found out about Mamablogga's group writing project for June. I have never participated before. But hey, the prize is an Amazon.com gift certificate. How could I not compete?
Here's the rules, quoting from Mamablogga's website:
The theme for the June Group Writing Project is “Three things I want my kids to . . .” You can finish that infinitive with whatever verb you like (do, say, be, wear, have, get away with), and add any qualifiers you like (today, this summer, before they drive me crazy).
Here's my entry:
I want my kids to:
1- Be compassionate and forgiving. May their hearts never be poisoned by hate.
2- Never lose the sense of wonder. To be alive, to walk this earth is such a wonderful blessing, no matter how hard it may be sometimes. I hope they keep the ability to be amazed by the simplest things.
3- Live with no regrets. Life is a journey of self-discovery, and sometimes we learn more about ourselves from our mistakes and bad moments than we do from our triumphs.