Simple notes to my children


I am just like any other mom of two children, constantly nagging my children to pick up stuff, to keep their rooms clean, to eat healthy, to stop squabbling, and the hundred other things that moms need to keep repeating – with limited success.  And all these constitute the everyday mundanities in every mom’s repertoire.

But then, when I am not playing referee to a sibling fight or yelling to be heard, I do have those moments of clarity. Moments where I see my children in the future as responsible adults, facing life’s challenges. And it is in these moments that I make these ‘simple mental notes’ that I would like to share with my children. The list keeps growing, but here are a few of my favourites.

#1 – Try

My first note would just have this one word. Keep trying, the results are not in your hands, but the effort definitely is! So TRY.

#2 – Give

You are blessed to have what you do. So whenever opportunities present themselves, GIVE. Give in kind or Give generously of your time. Give…

#3 – Keep your word

#4 – Value other people’s time as much as you do your own.

#5 – Read, read, read

There cannot be a greater joy!

#6 – Show your gratitude

For all life’s blessings, both ‘small and big’ that have come your way.

#7 – Live in the moment

#8 – Learn to laugh at yourself

Words of wisdom that I hope my children will embrace. 

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26 Responses to Simple notes to my children

  1. Erika Kind says:

    Good advice…. for everyone!!!

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  2. teatimechic says:

    Love this list – I think everyone would benefit from embracing these..thanks for sharing.

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  3. Shivangi says:

    Great ones Nimi… too good!

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  4. Words of wisdom indeed! Thank you for sharing a most admirable mom’s list. With the world being somewhat precarious these days, I hope a good future is in the hands of moms’ lists like this everywhere and that their children take special heed. ღ

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  5. kennyandrew says:

    So true. Thanks for sharing it with us

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  6. Dhanashree says:

    Beautiful!❤

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  7. katelon says:

    Lovely reminders for us all.

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  8. Simple yet beautiful

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  9. Emily says:

    Great advice. Love your writing. I have just started a mummy blog if you would like to check it out. Just about honest, laughs and a few meltdowns haha. In its very early stages.

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  10. momkatof3 says:

    I can relate! Yes great advice… I have also just started a mommy blog feel free to check it out!!

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