During the afternoon I approached her and asked, “gorgeous, I am writing something about you, help me, what do you think is your best quality?"
She paused for a minute and said, “well I think that I am tough; when I play soccer and get hurt, I never cry or complain… I have strength”
You are so right! You are tough like all the women in our house, a great trait inherited from your mother. You have physical and mental strength, but most importantly, you have a unique strength, the strength of kindness. The way that you care about your family, your friends and your 5 dogs shows how special your heart is.
Now, remember kindness is a gift. You always have to be aware that sometimes people will try to take advantage of it; 'To be kind is completely different than to be naive.'
- Beautiful, now you are 13 years old, not a kid anymore; you are a teenager, a young adult and going through new experiences. So I will give you the same advice that I gave your brother and sister on their birthdays:
“A birthday gives you the chance to begin again. Learning from your mistakes and accomplishments allows you to embark on your next year with great enthusiasm!
Follow your dreams and be willing to accomplish them. Do not be afraid of trying, risking and failing. Errors are part of life and growing up, they are your experiences! If you are not failing it is because you are not risking enough! If you are not risking, you are not living!”
Isabela, while celebrating your birthday understand, that each day is a gift and you should always cherish it. You have an incredible spirit, you are fearless, you are curious, extremely sharp and gorgeous; most importantly you are a kind and caring human being, which is key for a successful life. NEVER change!
We Love you… Happy birthday to you! Cha, Cha, Cha...