Advice to my sister on her 13th birthday

Typically I reserve Fridays for reviews but today is a very special day… not only does Jurassic World open in theatres but Orange Is The Black Season 3 will be on Netflix… oh and it’s my baby sister’s 13th birthday!

My baby sister and I on her 12th birthday only a year ago.
My baby sister and I on her birthday last year.


Well…wow little one! I cannot believe you are 13 years old! You are officially a teenager…. sometimes it feels like just yesterday I was turning 13 and you weren’t even a month old!

You are such a beautiful little thing. (Yes, I just called you little thing and I know you love it) Where does the time go?

Here are 13 Quotes to prepare you for the next 13 years of your life.

 Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
Rudyard Kipling

Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
Oscar Wilde

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t just count your years, make your years count.
George Meredith

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
James Dean

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
Maya Angelou

Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.
Nina Dobrev

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
Satchel Paige


I could interpret all of these for you but I think as you’re growing up there will be moments where you will be dealing with a certain situation and one of these quotes will come to mind and you will understand it perfectly!

A few other pearls of wisdom from your big sister:

You will fall in love and you probably will get your heart-broken at least once. But it will heal. When you’re crying your eyes out and feel like it is the worst thing that could ever happen just remember, you will heal. The truth is one day you’ll look back and won’t believe you cared that much.

The next 10 years you will have so many opportunities to learn! Take them all. There is so much to learn in the world and I’m sorry but you don’t know it all and never will.

You will lose friends and it won’t be the end of the world. Some might betray you, you may let some of them down and some will naturally just drift away, that’s when you will figure out who is really worth having in your life.

You have my soft heart, don’t let anyone harden it.

I could go on and on but the truth is you just have to learn some lessons for yourself, and honestly I’m still learning.

I love you so much,




  1. Amanda Butler

    What a sweet post! I love that you used quotes to help her as she grows.

  2. Dia

    I’m a huge fan of quotes and a lot of times they can say what I can’t.

  3. Bianca

    This is so awesome! And a lot of these quotes I can relate to so much having a daughter. Love this! Thanks

  4. Dia

    Thanks for stopping by Biance!

  5. Victoria

    Aww this was so sweet! Great quotes.

  6. Dia

    Thanks Heather

  7. Chel

    So loving this. Some excellent advice to give to someone just starting out in the world.

  8. Becki S

    Wonderful quotes! I love that wrote to you sister, may have to borrow the idea to write to my brothers =)

  9. Dia

    Please do. I love quotes and wanted to find ways to inspire her.

  10. Cori

    I really like “God cannot be everywhere” quote.

  11. Dia

    Thanks for stoping by Cori

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