I just stumbled on this article and it is just fabulous – funny, kind, superb advice. Take a look: Caitlin Moran’s Posthumous Advice for Her Daughter.
A few favourite excerpts include:
- The main thing is just to try to be nice. You already are – so lovely I burst, darling – and so I want you to hang on to that and never let it go. Keep slowly turning it up, like a dimmer switch, whenever you can. Just resolve to shine, constantly and steadily, like a warm lamp in the corner, and people will want to move towards you in order to feel happy, and to read things more clearly.
- Always remember that, nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown – you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit. You’d be amazed how easily and repeatedly you can confuse the two.
- Choose your friends because you feel most like yourself around them, because the jokes are easy and you feel like you’re in your best outfit when you’re with them, even though you’re just in a T-shirt.
- Stay at peace with your body. While it’s healthy, never think of it as a problem or a failure.
- Always believe you can change the world – even if it’s only a tiny bit, because every tiny bit needed someone who changed it.
But the rest you need to read yourself because there is one sentence that made me laugh out loud (snort!) and I can’t do it justice here.