HERE ARE SOME THINGS I WANT TO TEACH YOU BEFORE YOU GET HERE AND THIS IS 21 YEARS OF MY LIFE EXPERIENCES DEDICATED TO YOU. ☁️🌟
2nd DISCLAIMER: TO MY READERS, NO, I’M NOT PREGNANT (I HAVE NO KIDS AND I’M NOT EXPECTING) BUT IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE HUMAN WHO JUST ARRIVED, GROWING UP OR EVEN ON THEIR WAY — I’D LIKE TO OFFER ADVICE, IF I MAY. PLEASE TAKE IT LIGHTLY AS I NEVER MEAN TO OFFEND ANYONE’S LIFESTYLE CHOICES.
THANK YOU 🌼
TO JOY’S SON & SON’S OF PALS:
Play this game called life, like you’re the only one in it; a tree doesn’t grow from the roots on top of another tree’s leaves. 🌳
Your mind holds more value than your clothes and sneakers. 🧠>👟
Son, you’re gonna do big things, have a big mindset but a humble ego to pair it with, stay away from “iDk” — Go for it!
Your ideas and thoughts are going to flourish further as a dignified man — you make the choice, I know you’re smart, mumma loves you. 🚀
It’s okay to cry. 💧
Treat yourself like summer and love others like the breeze — remember, people come and go but they’re still cool, in the meanwhile. 🌬☀️
You are not your skin, your weight, your clothes, your hair, your eyes — you are one of many guardians of the earth and YOU are the hug the world receives and reciprocates, equivalent to your counterpart and as an individual. 🔌⚡️
When you are lost, look to the sky — if the tears stream down your cheeks, it means you’re on your way, love. Hardwork and knowing what to do with it, will take you far. 🌠
Your mother is going to respect, love and protect you, even though the world may treat you cruel for simple things you can’t change.
Please be responsible — Protect your pocket, heart, mind, spirit & soul, Your….you know, I don’t want to hear about it — tell your father. 🧔🏻🧔🏽🧔🏼🧔🏿 *Bond*
Smile — we gave you good genes, don’t be embarrassed. If an apple pie can have slices, well, a cheesecake can; you have layers, peel ‘em. 🍊😄
Don’t forget to say please and thank you — It’s nice to be a gentleman but it’s better to be a polite human being. (JOH3:16, Gen9:16)
Allow people of all creeds into your realm, not because it’s a fad but because you care about each other equally. 🐯🦁🐶🐱
Don’t fight with your fists 🤜🏽 (Sometimes you might have to, unfortunately), fight with your words, if you truly have to. You don’t have to cuss to get your point across. The most intelligent men, have the best comprehension of their thoughts BEFORE IT HITS THEIR TONGUE. 🛑
Read. Read. READ A BOOK. 📚📗📖📚
A man does NOT need to pay for his partner’s every mistake and nor does a woman — your debit card is NOT joint, we don’t share because we HAVE to, we share because it’s KIND. 🧡💰
RESPECT WOMEN. RESPECT MEN. RESPECT EVERYTHING. But especially, RESPECT YOURSELF. 🔑
Just because someone says “I LiKe YoU” doesn’t mean you have to give it away. What you have is sacred, protect yourself. 👶🏼👶🏾👶🏻👶🏽👥
Listen before you speak — develop an understanding of what someone says, to better converse. 👂🏽
No means No. You don’t have to do anything anyone says and nobody has to do anything you say, either. If you feel unsafe, SPEAK UP. 🗣
Know your rights. YOU HAVE RIGHTS. ✊🏾✊🏻✊🏼✊🏿✊🏽
-To Mumma’s Blueberry Cheesecake. 🇺🇸⚾️👔🏅🍰
A wise man once taught me, “eyes to the sky, never glued to your shoes”.
Until next time, stay strong and know that on this earth, you belong. - JoyX
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