A little something I wrote for my two youngest heading back to school this week......
*Stand out for kindness.
*Be known for encouraging others.
*Compete only with yourself, become a better version of yourself...everyone is unique and everyone is on their own journey, competition with others only leads to emptiness.
*Be a leader, stand up to the bullies, champion the under dog, find someone who looks lost or may be hurting and show them you care.
*There is always room for one more, don't be the great somebody, include everyone.
*Choose your close friends wisely, they frame your immediate future by the choices you make each day.
*Respect your teachers, listen, you don't have to agree with everything it doesn't give you a right to be rude. Rudeness and disrespect are never the right choices.
*Don't be afraid to ask questions and do your work diligently.
*You will be bombarded with "not good enough" whether it's clothing, style, size, looks, smarts, athleticism, charm....fight against it with all you've got, you ARE enough simply by being you!
No one can be you,
no one is you,
there is only one you!
Be fully and completely you and never let anyone dictate who YOU is!!
*School isn't simply to learn all you can, socialize with your friends and leave, school is a place where you can grow, be challenged and make an impact! Leave every day knowing that in some small way you made a difference!!
Be a difference maker every single day!
*Watch your tongue, it has the power to wound, to hurt and to maim or it has the power to heal, bring life and speak love!
Gossip KILLS, it may be tempting to get the juicy scoop, but walk away, don't take part instead CHOOSE TO SPEAK WORDS OF LIFE!!
*Look into each day as an adventure, choose to seek and find positive in every day, dwell on the good and don't focus on the negative.
*****Finally love the life you live, it's yours to enjoy, yours to walk and yours to navigate! You are never without hope and you are never alone, you are loved, unconditionally, completely and securely....your worth can never be defined by what others may think of you but it is determined by the one who made you and you are worth more than anything this world has to offer, even the purest of gold...never forget that!!!!!
Be a BLESSING!!
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