We’d like to pay tribute to the late British actor Bob Hoskins, who passed away on April 29th, by sharing a list of life lessons he left behind for his daughter Rosa.
“I loved him to the ends of the earth and he loved me back, just the same,” said Rosa who published her father’s lessons online soon after he passed.
Bob and Rosa’s story is a touching example of a parent leaving behind something that transcends death – a loving piece of wisdom.
Here are his 11 life lessons to live by:
There’s humor to be found everywhere, even in your darkest days. Laugh long and loud and make other people laugh. It’s good for you.
2. Be Yourself
Accept who you are. Don’t try to change yourself. Don’t apologize and don’t make excuses.
3. Be Unique
Don’t adapt to someone else’s view of ‘normal,’ like yourself for who you are.
4. Don’t Worry About What People Think
What they say only matters if you let it; let it slide off you.
5. It’s Okay To Lose Your Temper Now & Then
If anger stays in, it turns to poison and makes you bitter and sad. Get angry, say your peace then let it go .
6. Always Give It A Good Go
Don’t be afraid of failure. If you fall down, get back up. You’ll always regret not trying. Disappointment is temporary. Regret is forever.
7. Be Generous And Kind
When you’ve got something to give, give it without hesitation because you can’t take it with you.
8. Appreciate Beauty
Take pictures; capture the memories because you never know when it’ll be gone.
9. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
People who do are boring.
10. Never Ever, Ever Give Up
Keep on punching no matter what. You’re only defeated if you give up.
11. Love With All Your Heart
In the end love is the only thing that matters.
Read the story here.