Unfortunately, studies show that you are your worst critic. Don’t be so hard on yourself; you are lovely in every single way. Appreciate your body and don’t put yourself down. That is the simplest and best advice you will ever get, period.
Don’t you dare say you aren’t beautiful. Do not even dare. Beauty doesn’t mean looking like a size 00 model with perfect skin and eyes; beauty means loving the way you look, whether you are a size whatever or a specific race. Too many people nowadays don’t get that; the media gives a false message of beauty and perfection. We, as human beings, need to learn to enjoy our life the way we want to live it. That means not starving yourself, not taking laxatives, and not self harming. Love yourself because beauty is eternal, and beauty is eternal because beauty is love. And there is always love in the world, no matter what.
So, tonight, I want you to look at the stars. Look at the stars and realize how bright and beautiful they are: just tiny white lights placed upon a dark, black sky. How can such beauty be so simple? Yet it is. And so are you, and I don’t want you to ever forget that.
Have a little courage. And never be afraid of taking chances. You’ll never accomplish your goal until you have the faith to let everything else go. Because you will fail at nothing when you’re journeying towards your goal.
You’re probably out there thinking you’re just another person. That no one will be celebrating your death, or there won’t be a holiday made for you. You’re also probably wondering what to do with your life. Well, here’s something: MAKE A CHANGE. Do something with your life! Don’t wallow around complaining you’re nothing, when you’re not doing anything about it! Get your butt off the couch, and make a move. Life’s about helping others; it’s not all about you. So make your life worth something. For, “You only live once, but live it right, and once is enough.”
There’s no such thing as dreaming too big. No dream is too big, too impossible, to live. Life is the journey in achieving your goal or dream. So, if you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney is the biggest influence the world has ever seen, and it all began with a mouse.
You know what they say: learn from your mistakes. Know one can teach you something you won’t forget, except yourself. You’re the only one who controls your future, and you’re the only one who can learn from your personal past. Just do this: forget the hurt, the pain, the anguish, the suffering, but don’t forget what it taught you. That you are worth so much more, and deserve so much better. Don’t let one little thing mar your life forever. Forget the past, yet remember it.
These two were supposedly based on a real couple, who said they wouldn’t board a life boat as long as there were younger people still aboard the ship. They both went below deck, presumably to their room, and that’s the last time they were seen.
That’s Isador and Ida Strauss, who died together on the Titanic the night of April 14-15, 1912. He urged his wife to board on a lifeboat but she refused and was witnessed to have said “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.”
Love exists. I know a lot of people who have gone through a bad heartbreak don’t ever want to love again. They’re not afraid of love, but what it can do. They’re afraid of the pain and sadness it caused, but they’re not afraid of love itself. Love is the most beautiful thing in this world. Society these days always manages to tear you down and turn you against yourself. Stay strong. Don’t let it. Hold on to something worth fighting for, and all will end well. I promise.
Many of you question “love.” I have to admit, I do too. Does it exist? Is it worth it? I’m not in the position to answer those questions, as I have not been genuinely romanced by anyone before, but I will say this: go for it. Take some chances. Love might seem so simple to you, like it’s just a word. But it’s not. When that special someone finally reaches you, you’ll know what people have been experiencing all this time. That soulmate will give love meaning. That will give YOU meaning. Love is the only thing that still holds the world together. If it’s gone, beware…
However, loving isn’t just having a boyfriend, or having a crush on anyone. Love is also your parents. Your friends. Many of you probably hate your parents so much to the point where you just want to run away, but listen up: they only do what they do for you. They do everything for your benefit. Yelling, punishing, it’s all so you can pull yourself together and have a bright future. The least you could do is thank them. My new years resolution is to appreciate my family more; to show them how much they really mean to me. I have taken them for granted too long. Everyday, I try to be as grateful as I am, but I’ll admit, sometimes it’s hard. But you just have to pull through. Talk it out with them, and heed their advice. After all, they are your parents.
"And I don’t get waves of missing you anymore, they’re more like tsunami tides in my eyes." -Ed Sheeran
Tears, they’re nothing. They dry up and disappear. When you find yourself mad, angry, sad, scared, just breathe. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many thoughts at once. Just breathe, and calm down. Listen to music and escape the world for a second.
Let me tell you something: no one is worth your tears. Girls, no guy is worth your tears. If it’s meant to be, you’ll cross paths once more. If it’s not, then maybe it’s for the best. Someone out there is dreaming about a girl just like you; someone out there is falling in love with you, yet you’ve never met; someone out there is waiting for you. And someone out there is willing to walk the deserts and swim the seas just to see you; you just don’t know it yet.