Justice, Jasmine, and Sophia, while the title of this post sounds very hypocritical, it is and it is for a reason. It is because I want the best for you and don’t want you to make the same mistakes that I have. Everything I say is for a reason and comes from experience. It may also come from fear. Fear that you will make the same mistakes that I have or could have made. So the more that you listen to me, then the less pain we both have to go through.
So, when I say, for example, don’t jump on the sofa! Well it’s because I can image you bouncing off the couch and hitting your head on the table. I’ve never done, but who knows, you might. I trust you, but you shouldn’t push your luck. Jasmine remember that time you were twirling around really fast in my office, then you hit your head really hard on the TV stand? We had to rush you to the emergency. I’ve always said calm down you’re gonna hurt yourself. Luckily, it was just a bump, but it could have been worse.
When I say, don’t swing your backpack cause you might hit someone’s face. Well, I have have hit someone in the face. More specifically, I accidentally poked my mom in the eye with the corner of my notepad. I made a vessel pop out of her eye. It was not pretty. I felt bad even to this day. Don’t hurt anyone if possible. Accidents do happen, then I would like them to be less of them.
When I say be quite, well, it really means be quite. It means that Sophia or someone in the house is sleeping. It means that we don’t want to disturb people around us like when we go to wine farms or other public places. We don’t want to be a nuisance to other people and we want to respect their personal space. While it is our decision to take you out so you can experience the world, we also don’t want to be a bother to people who are trying to enjoy themselves.
When it comes to bigger issues still yet to come, like drive slower, study hard, and love one another, I can only teach you this by example. It is my hope that I teach you well enough that you understand the importance of these things on your own. I can only show you the way, but you will have to get there yourself and that is by you own common sense, which I hope I have instilled in you. While I may not have shown you the best examples, I want you to be better. Yes, better than me.
Do what is right. Respect others. Work hard. Love unconditionally. The rest will come. For now, do as I say, not as I do. Until you gain your own life experiences, then you can decide whether the things I am telling you are best.
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