For my 18th birthday, my older sister gave me “10 Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives” as a gift. My bratty, know-it-all 18-year-old self thought, “who is this crazy woman and what a crappy gift!” I threw the book on the shelf and didn’t think much about it.
Several years later, I came across the book again and decided to read it. I was shocked and angry at myself, as I had already made some of the mistakes you wrote about. I kicked myself for not having read it sooner, but I took the information to heart and made some changes in my life.
When my oldest daughter turned 13, I re-gifted the book to her and told her “the wisdom you will receive only occurs if you READ it! Don’t make the same mistake I did and wait until it’s too late to get the lessons and moral compass you will need for a good life.” Of course, my husband and I taught the morals as well, but your book provided great guidance and was a helpful roadmap, there to assist. When her younger sister turned 13, she passed it down to her.
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