11 Pieces of Advice

L’s child L (yes, the initializing is going to get confusing) celebrated their 11th birthday last week, and my gift was a tiny handwritten, hand-bound book of advice. 11 pieces of advice to get them from age 11 to age 22. L1 took photos of the pages of the book and posted them to Facebook; I’m posting them here for posterity, and so L2 can visit ruk.ca/advice when needing a refresher. Or, for that matter, so I can visit for advice, as I’ve found it equally useful when applied to my own life, most especially pages 3, 6, and 10 of late.

First piece of advice.

Second piece of advice.

Third piece of advice.

Fourth piece of advice.

Fifth piece of advice.

Sixth piece of advice.

Seventh piece of advice.

Eighth piece of advice.

Ninth piece of advice.

Tenth piece of advice.

Eleventh piece of advice.


Brother Steve's picture
Brother Steve on March 10, 2022 - 18:02 Permalink

This is all great advice! Thanks for sharing!

Daley's picture
Daley on March 10, 2022 - 22:30 Permalink

Lovely advice. (I've been thinking about 1 and 4 recently.)

Bruce MacNaughton's picture
Bruce MacNaughton on March 11, 2022 - 06:19 Permalink

Wonderful advice for us all. Thank you for taking the time to do this for the 11-year-old and for posting here for us as well.

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Pedro custodio on March 11, 2022 - 07:13 Permalink

This is the most beautiful and valuable thing I've read today 🥰

Katherine 's picture
Katherine on March 11, 2022 - 09:16 Permalink

Words of wisdom gently presented. #9 Thank you.

Andrew Macpherson's picture
Andrew Macpherson on March 11, 2022 - 09:35 Permalink

Great advice even for getting from 47-58. 🙂