Monthly Archives: November 2014

I Dare You

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My Lovely Victoria Isabel,

I dare you. 

I dare you to grow up.I dare you to set goals for yourself. I dare you to accomplish those goals and continue to set more. I dare you to encourage. I dare you to inspire and to be inspired. I dare you to stick up for others and to do the right thing when everyone else is doing wrong. I dare you to be hungry, to crave knowledge and to use it. I dare you to love deeply and unconditionally. I dare you to never need a man/woman, but to want a companion. I dare you to go to college, and get a degree. I dare you to be independent and make your own money. I dare you to have just one great friend. I dare you to laugh and enjoy every minute of every day. I dare you to work hard, and appreciate the ability to do so. I dare you to take a day off from work just to explore. I dare you to appreciate family, the ones who are there for you. I dare you to appreciate the people who aren’t there for you, as they will make you stronger. I dare you to embrace the bad times, and accept that these moments will help you grow. I dare you to respect others, but to not let anyone disrespect you. I dare you to stand up for something you believe in. I dare you to write letters, as it is a dying art. I dare you to be honest, and confide in me every time, as I will love you unconditionally. I dare you to be audacious.

I dare you to be honest with yourself.

I dare you to kiss passionately. I dare you to go against the grain. I dare you to think for yourself. I dare you to not jump off that bridge if Emily chooses to do so. I dare you to forgive your father. I dare you to forgive me. I dare you to choose your own religion. I dare you to have children if you wish to do so, but to wait. I dare you to have an adventure first. I dare you to travel the world.I dare you to land in an unknown country without a plan, and just take it by storm. I dare you to not worry about me and know that I’ll sit tight until you come back. I dare you to learn multiple languages, and read books in those languages.  I dare you to play music, listen to it and love it. I dare you to love animals even if I don’t. I dare you to smile at strangers. I dare you to hug. I dare you to be selfish, I dare you to give.

I dare you to accept death, as it is very real. To celebrate the lives of those lost.

Victoria Isabel I dare you to make a difference. I dare you to dream. I dare you to dare.

Daringly, Mãe.

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