You simply cannot understand it,
Until you have your own.
A little heir or heiress,
To aspire to your family throne.
A bundle of joy and radiant sun beams,
To brighten up each day.
Something you'd give your own life for,
To ensure they're safe at play.
It's true I'll wage, that the feelings are strong,
But there is much to do.
Some things that may serve them well,
Some suggestions* from me to you.
Show them love and kindness,
Teach them self respect.
How to demonstrate good manners,
And all about cause and effect.
How to tie their laces,
And how to prepare their lunch.
To have a sense of gratitude,
And to oft say; "Thanks a bunch".
Show them how to manage money,
How to live their life with thrift.
Remind them that generosity,
Can be an almighty and rewarding gift.
To laugh and sing, to walk proud and tall,
To be open to life and to be prepared for a fall.
Hey, it happens every now and then,
So dust yourself off, don't let it make you feel small.
Make it a priority to love yourself foremost and first,
Be kind to animals, pay heed to thirst.
Live your life like a grand adventure; rich and truly full,
Be upfront, call a spade a spade, and don't take any bull.
Surround yourself with a kind a loving few,
Some people you can trust.
Have faith, be kind and listen well,
Show compassion, that's a must.
Never underestimate the power of dreams,
Propelled by consistent action.
To thine self be true, rings very true,
And brings great satisfaction.
For this may one day be your role.
So one last thing I'll say,
Respect the ones who've paved the road,
And always seize the day.
Loving you, loving me...TLT x
* Although highly intelligent, I am not an expert in these matters. These are merely my ideas and opinions regardless of my being borderline genius and good at many things including fire twirling, singing, cooking and hugs. Yes, it should be noted that I am an EXTREMELY good hugger.