Dear younger self,
You are so eager to grow up so fast but before you know it time will pass you by and before you know it you will want to be younger again.
Believe. Even when others don't believe in you, believe in yourself. Never give up hope, always believe that things happen for a reason and believe that anything is possible. People are going to tell you no, they are going to laugh at you, and they will discourage you. You will be bullied, you will be led astray, you will be tempted, tried, and tested. Don't listen, don't follow, just believe.
Love. Love yourself, respect yourself, and respect your body. You will have heartache, over and over again. Your heart will break so much that you will want to surrender. You will want to rip your heart out and rid yourself of all feelings and emotional attachment. You will want to give up on yourself and others.....but don't. Believe in Love. Love and appreciate everything. Love nature, love those who hurt you, love those who are against you, love you and all of your flaws. Embrace it all. Fill yourself with love regardless of what happens to you. Fill yourself up with everlasting love. Love every minute of your life, all of the ups and downs, all of the highs and lows. Capture love and fill your heart with it so that it shows in everything that you do regardless of your surrondings.
Understand. Understand that bad things happen, we don't live in an Utopia. You will face hardships, you will go one on one with turmoil, pain, and suffering. You will have obstacles and challenges and they will all seem overwhelming at first and you will want to throw in the towel. Don't. Learn from your mistakes. Understand the beautiful experiences that create you and make you who you are, who you will be. Understand others. There are many different perspectives, learn from them. Understand the differences. Change. Evolve. Understand who you are and where you want to go and what you want to be. Visualize it. Make it happen. Understand that negativity produces negative results. Stay positive. Understand all that is changing and understand that you too will have to change. But.....never conform. No matter what happens don't go with the status quo just because everyone else is doing it. Understand that being brave and having courage will move you forward while everyone else is left behind.
Empower. Empower yourself by learning, by changing, by feeling, and by being true to yourself. Empower others. Pay it forward. Show others the above, be a role model, provide them with the tools to empower themselves, to believe, to love, to understand, and to empower themselves. Help others, make a difference, give back, help them BLUE.
You will go through experiences in life that will torture you from the inside out. You will be bullied and challenged in all ways imaginable. People close to you will let you down. You will shed enough tears to create an ocean and the pain you will feel on the inside will seem to have no end. Trust will be betrayed and you will want to give up on yourself and others. You will want to take the easy road, the easy way out. You'll want to roll over and give in. Don't give in. Embrace it all; Believe Love Understand and Empower .
With sincere belief, overpowering love, unlimited understanding, and empowerment,