So on Sunday night I decided to wipe the table clean and start a speech from scratch. Rich and I felt that what I had was apropos for another stage. Hint hint. Like I said, we’re skiing on the same page.
The club contest is in 4 weeks and 5 days. So since Sunday, I got out my old list of “Lessons I Want Meaghan To Learn” since they are important to me.
Wanna see my List? In no particular order, things I am trying to teach my kid:
- Never Give Up
- Be authentically you.
- Be honest with yourself and others.
- Always give your best effort.
- Be compassionate.
- Crush fear with action.
- Know yourself.
- Always seek the Truth.
- Dream Big.
- Embrace humility.
- Don’t be afraid to speak up.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- Consider others before you act.
- Clean up your own messes.
- Receive with grace.
- Give everyone a second chance.
- Carpe Diem.
- People trump numbers every time.
- When choosing your husband, don’t settle for less than wonderful.
- Never compromise your values.
- A smile can make a difference.
- Lead by example.
- Stand out from the crowd.
- Make a plan to make it happen.
- You are not your past.
- Trying to re-create a magic moment NEVER works.
- Keep your expectations of others to a minimum.
- Don’t judge a book by its cover. Read it.
- Don’t underestimate yourself.
- Always offer a hand.
- Don’t limit your vision.
- Expect miracles.
- Have fun.
- No regrets.
So I’ve been racking my ever lovin’ brain trying to think of stories that I like for some of these messages that resonate with me. Getting more and more panicky as the day draws nearer.
You might take note that it is 12 freakin’ fourty-two in the morning and I am supposed to be in BED. But as you also know my poor little brain has trained itself to have all of its good ideas after the bats fly.
(This is a serious conundrum. I need to be getting to my regular bedtime of 11:30 if my mind is to remain in good health as PMS approaches.)
Nevertheless, here I am, very very VERY TIRED but I have a speech here folks. And I like it. It makes me laugh and it choked me up too. It’s got suspense, drama and relatability and a message that everyone can use. It’s just 150 words too long.