A powerful letter from a mother to her daughter is offering a message that can inspire anyone. Blogger Toni Hammer has a 5-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. On Friday, she shared a touching Facebook post addressed to her daughter.
“Don’t apologize when someone else bumps into you. Don’t say ‘sorry to be such a pain.’ You’re not a pain. You’re a person with thoughts and feelings who deserves respect,” she wrote.
“Don’t apologize for being who you are,” she concluded. “Be brave and bold and beautiful. Be unapologetically you.”
Hammer’s post received nearly 3,000 likes and has been shared more than 2,000 times.
Hammer explained that she wants her daughter to grow up with a strong sense of who she is, what she wants and how to live according to those values, rather than what she believes others want her to be.
“The world needs us,” said Hammer. “Not who we think others want us to be.”
Mom Encourages Daughter To Stop Apologizing In Powerful Letter