Thirteen Things I Want For My Children


Here’s my Thursday’s thirteen.

This is thirteen things that I want for my children, in no particular order:

  1. Success. Their measure of success, not mine.
  2. Happiness. Again, their measure, not mine.
  3. Love for life.
  4. Peace. This includes peace of mind, a piece of the American pie, etc…
  5. Joy.
  6. A spouse that they love beyond measure who also loves them just as much.
  7. Money, but not too much. Enough to be comfortable, but not enough to be cocky about.
  8. Humility. (Enough said.)
  9. As many children as they want with the means to take care of them.
  10. Education, whether it’s college, or life experience.
  11. Someone to be silly with.
  12. Someone who they can be themselves with.
  13. And finally, knowledge of who they are.