From: Me, mom
Sent: Sunday, September 23 2012 2:08pm
To: My Adult Children
Subject: Superheroes and the School of Life
I’m writing this email because there is so many things I want to share with you, but I know that by the time you’re old enough to understand them, I probably wouldn’t remember. I want you to know the things that I’ve learned so far about this amazing universe and this journey through life. I hope one day it will all make sense to you, and you’ll understand this on a more profound level.
I want you both to know that you have become my favorite teacher’s in this school of life. I think that whoever came up with the saying, parents are their children’s first teachers, should’ve also added children are their parent’s best teachers. This is so true for me, and I feel blessed that you came into my world at just the right time.
Lately, we’ve been watching a lot of the X-men cartoons and as I sit there my mind drifts away. Far away from Wolverines awesome attitude, Jeans crazy and envious powers and the X-men’s battles of good vs. evil, into my own little world of imagination mixed with a light dose of heroism. It’s as if a personal version of X-men plays in my head, except in my amazing movie you both are my heroes. Well the last part is definitely not figment of my imagination; you are my teachers and my heroes! Now, I have a pair of super heroes that have helped me see life in a whole new way. You gave my life meaning and showed me the important things in life. They are important things that I want you to remember as well.
I want you to remember that true love is everywhere; it’s FREE it can never be bought, tied down or manipulated in any way. When that happens, love becomes corrupted and ceases to exist if it ever did exist in the first place. Remember that even in the darkest place, love can always find its way if you keep your heart open to accept it. True love if you let it, has no stipulations or grudges; it just flows freely without expecting anything in return.
I want you to remember that compassion and empathy might just be the key to happiness. Doing things for others brings a sense of joy and unity, and if you do it with sincerity your life will acquire a whole new meaning, and sense of overflowing happiness that reaches out to everyone in your path. I want you to remember that if you harbor judgment and criticisms for others, you only hurt yourself. When you focus on others you stop focusing on yourself, and you stop growing because you don’t see what you need to work on in your own life. I want you to remember that success isn’t measured by what you do in life or how much money you have in the bank. Live your life for yourself and do what makes you happy. People’s opinions constantly change; one minute your family and friends may not like what you’re doing and the next minute they’ll be boasting about you and the very thing they didn’t like. Love what you do whether anybody else does, be your own electrifying audience. I want you to remember that things constantly change, learn to accept change. Most of all I want you to remember that we are all connected every citizen of this world and every living thing. We are one, even though we look different or have belief systems as opposites as black and white. So when you begin to exclude yourself and think to highly of yourself remember we are one.
I know there might be so many other things that I want you to remember but I might just have to email you again when I learn and remember some more. I hope one day you both will have your own super heroes to come in to your life and help you think about these kind of things. I’m grateful of my current curriculum in the school of life, I know I still have a lot to learn but I do have the best company along the way to help me out. Please don’t get any ideas, this is not an excuse to got out having babies at an early age. Don’t rush out, bringing me back superhero grandkids and giving me an early heart attack (like I almost gave your grand-mother). There are so many other ways to learn from life, just enjoy your own journey whatever it may be.