99 Things I Want to Teach My Children

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 4 minutes



  1. To have fun every day.
  2. To celebrate every day.
  3. To laugh every day.
  4. To use glitter whenever possible.
  5. To say, “I’m sorry,” and mean it.
  6. To say, “Let’s begin again,” and really begin again.
  7. To know that there are no mistakes.
  8. To know that you can be, do and have anything that you want.
  9. To know that it’s OK to ask for what you want, and to get it.

10.To know that it’s GOOD to ask for what you want, and to get it.

11.To have gratitude.

12.To give, often.

13.To practice yoga every day.

14.To write their favorite inspirational quotes on 4×6 note cards and read them daily.

15.To eat seaweed and avocado often.

16.To get outside in nature every day, no matter what the weather.

17.To put your feet on the earth every day, no matter what the weather.

18.To read every day.

19.To do something you’re afraid of every day.

20.To say “I love you,” often.

21.To give hugs and kisses, often.

22.To eat raw chocolate.

23.To help the earth.

24.To keep things neat.

25.To keep it simple.

26.To be a minimalist.

27.To give things away.

28.To listen.

29.To read energy.

30.To find joy in small things””in anything.

31.To abide in the Vortex.

32.To add sprinkles.

33.To giggle.

34.To eat greens.

35.To drink green juice.

36.To love each other.

37.To be a good friend.

38.To be a good sister/brother.

39.To be kind.

40.To go to sleep early.

41.To get up early.

42.To sleep enough.

43.To skin brush every morning and every night.

44.To speak your mind.

45.To write, often.

46.To breathe in and breathe out.

47.To focus.

48.To make boundaries.

49.To say “please” and “thank you.”

50.To look people in the eye when you speak to them.

51.To have respect for others and the earth.

52.To smile, a lot.

53.To believe in miracles.

54.To believe in magic.

55.To walk your path with grace.

56.To live in integrity.

57.To steer clear of malls and bad energy.

58.To know that you deserve abundance, as does everyone.

59.To open the door for someone.

60.To help carry in the groceries without being asked.

61.To think out of the box.

62.To wipe the counters.

63.To jump in piles of leaves.

64.To make gingerbread houses and use leftover Halloween candy to make them even more abundant.

65.To throw parties often.

66.To light candles every day.

67.To turn on white twinkle lights every day.

68.To sing every day.

69.To always bring a gift to someone’s home. The gift can be a smile, a hug, a handshake, a compliment.

70.To send light to those with whom you’re having difficulty.

71.To ask why.

72.To ask why not.

73.To be thankful.

74.To write thank you notes.

75.To breastfeed your children.

76.To blend your own organic baby food.

77.To eat whatever you want, as much as you want, whenever you want, in moderation.

78.To believe in and expect abundance.

79.To expect prosperity.

80.To expect it to work out.

81.To meditate.

82.To swim often, preferably in a lake or the ocean.

83.To support your local YMCA.

84.To never work a day in your life, but instead have your “work” be your life (have no delineation between “work” and “play” and therefore, no “work week” and “weekend”).

85.To spend some time every day in silence.

86.To write down everything that you want.

87.To have a magical creation box, in which you put all of your hopes and dreams (which you have written down).

88.To make stuff with crystals and glitter and pastel paint often.

89.To draw pictures with lotsa color.

90.To ask for help from The Universe when you are upset about something and can’t stop thinking about it.

91.To stay quiet when people are gossiping, or change the subject.

92.To know that you’re responsible for your own reality.

93.To make visible what, without you, might never have been seen.

94.To be wiser than other people if you can but do not tell them so.

95.To know that people with true power are not concerned with the impression that they make.

96.To understand that a real friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

97.To move stuck energy out of your body every day.

98.To visualize everything that you want.

99.To take responsibility for your words.

Have the best day ever!


Taylor plus 5

Taylor Wells, M.A., M.Ed., RYT, owns Prana Power Yoga, Inc., Super-mom.com and Prana Super-mom Consulting. She is also a Boston Herald columnist and blogger, United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador, activist,and happy Super-mom of 5 kids. She is the author of the“Best Life Ever”  blog at Vitacost.com.