150 Things I Want My Best Friend and Future Children to Know

  1. Drink tea every morning
  2. Never skip a meal
  3. I will always be proud of you
  4. Shower every night
  5. Clean your sheets once a week
  6. Always use scented fabric softener
  7. Never delete contacts
  8. Keep a daily journal
  9. Celebrate every holiday
  10. Become best friends with your siblings
  11. Have a best friend you want to tell everything to as soon as it happens
  12. Always sit with the kid that’s alone
  13. Go to bed early and wake up late
  14. Be independent
  15. Make a bubble bath when you’re angry
  16. Learn how to cook
  17. Get good grades
  18. Know your happiness always comes first
  19. Put away some of your money for a rainy day
  20. Write letters to your future self
  21. Mail those letters to a random address
  22. Make friends around the world
  23. Remember the person you were before you met the boy
  24. Remember the person you were before you met that friend
  25. Do your homework the day it’s assigned
  26. Apologize
  27. Enjoy homemade meals
  28. Call people
  29. Have one fancy outfit
  30. Do whatever you have to do in order to be happy
  31. Change your hairstyle
  32. Spend money
  33. Ask questions
  34. Tell me everything
  35. Break the law
  36. Always have a Plan B
  37. Use a phone case
  38. Eye contact
  39. Wear what makes you comfortable
  40. Learn to enjoy beer
  41. Never sleep it off
  42. Gossip to me
  43. Never be embarrassed
  44. Some people aren’t worth it
  45. Treat yourself
  46. Don’t smoke cigarettes
  47. Love what you’re passionate about
  48. Shave upwards
  49. Sometimes, don’t think about the consequences
  50. Buy your favorite book
  51. Call me if you ever need anything, no questions asked
  52. Listen to music loudly
  53. Age is just a number
  54. Weight is just a number
  55. Appreciate the little things
  56. Buy your best friend Valentine’s Day roses and chocolates
  57. Make birthday cards
  58. Keep secrets, including  your own
  59. Have a special place
  60. Use a planner
  61. It’s okay to miss school
  62. Read before you go to bed
  63. Laugh
  64. Don’t ask questions you don’t want to know the answer to
  65. Don’t be needy
  66. Try new things
  67. Believe what people tell you until they give you a reason not to
  68. Get a job
  69. Fall in love with someone who will love you as much as I do
  70. Learn to read a map
  71. Listen to everyone
  72. Be honest with people
  73. Write poetry
  74. Have safe sex
  75. Don’t apologize for how you feel
  76. Live every minute like it’s your last
  77. Wear moderate makeup
  78. Take walks
  79. Go camping
  80. Wear what people give you
  81. Tell someone you love them every day
  82. It’s okay to cry
  83. Call your parents
  84. Read your horoscope
  85. Stop comparing yourself to others
  86. Know that I need you more than you need me
  87. Doodle
  88. Your battles are my battles
  89. Always carry a full water bottle
  90. Be creative
  91. Make your bedroom your happiest place
  92. Buy good gifts
  93. Dress up for Halloween
  94. Always have a phone charger on you
  95. Take photos of everything
  96. Put your phone down when doing homework
  97. Tell me about your date
  98. Do community service
  99. Wear red lipstick
  100. Never have more than four shots
  101. Never have more than five hits
  102. Eat fruit and vegetables
  103. Wash your hands
  104. Don’t forget important dates and birthdays
  105. Play with kids
  106. Write hand-written notes
  107. Karma is good
  108. Hug
  109. Be spontaneous and unpredictable
  110. Have a happy playlist
  111. Have a sad playlist
  112. Have good hygiene
  113. Be the friend you want to have
  114. Learn from your mistakes
  115. Make mistakes
  116. Appreciate where you came from
  117. Borrow my clothes
  118. Always give borrowed things back
  119. Pay extra for nice razors and haircuts
  120. Go out and drive and watch the sunset
  121. Have everything you will ever need in your purse
  122. You don’t owe anyone anything
  123. Have hobbies
  124. Don’t wear dirty clothes
  125. Wear fun socks
  126. Play rugby or powderpuff
  127. Be the person who holds back people’s hair when necessary
  128. I’m always going to be on your side
  129. Wear heels
  130. Ask for advice
  131. Keep souvenirs and tickets
  132. Go swimming with clothes on
  133. Go swimming without clothes on
  134. Do stuff without being asked
  135. Believe in conspiracies
  136. Go to music festivals
  137. Good shoes and bras are necessary
  138. Know how to shuffle cards
  139. Everything is going to be okay, I’ll make sure of it
  140. Be a teenager
  141. Say “No”
  142. Appreciate the good and the bad times
  143. Take pride in what you do
  144. Be generous
  145. The truth is always easier
  146. Make lists
  147. Know your priorities
  148. Be yourself and don’t let anyone change you
  149. Run away from toxic relationships
  150. Know your worth
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