What I Know For Sure Now, But Didn’t At 16 Years Old!

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Things I would like to tell my niece, my friend’s son & any pre-teen or teen on surviving Grade 6 to Grade 12 with self-esteem.

Here are a few tidbits of wisdom I wished I would have known cuz they are darn important in the art of survival in adolesence:

Comparison is the thief of joy. You are enough. Exactly the way you are, right here, right now.

Here’s a concept:
Forward (onward so as to make progress) expansion (the act of becoming bigger or of making something bigger) is inevitable. The question is: Are you expanding toward the light (love, acceptance, hope), or are you expanding toward the dark (fear, doubt, rage, negativity)?

Mistakes can be one of the most valuable lessons in life, and do not be afraid to fail, because it’s in those moments — the ones where we get back up and dust off our tushies — that we’re aware of our true selves, our true essence, our true spirit.

The importance of joy in your life is Uber important, exploring joy, feeding joy, growing your internal happiness.

I encourage you to:
Be yourself, no matter what and please don’t dim your light to make others more comfortable.

Never give up on your dreams!

Be Kind, it’s an easy buzz.

Have you ever tried a handstand (of course you have)…Did you know that kindness can be every bit as powerful as standing on your hands, because both cause your body to release endorphins.

Choose Joy

Laughter is food for the soul

Don’t forget to feed your own soul

Peace Out Important Little People! xo

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 12:40:25

    Great post!! It isn’t easy growing up.

    Reply

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