BE THE PERSON YOU NEEDED - AS A YOUTH

I think sometimes, we as adults, get so consumed by our grown up issues that we forget what our issues were in our adolescent years. Remember being young and breaking up with your girlfriend or boyfriend, and feeling like your entire world was falling apart? TRAGIC right? We laugh about these moments now, but back then - to us, they were REAL issues. We had REAL feelings and a situation like that, hurt REAL bad.

Yet, as parents or teachers we brush those same concerns off when we hear them from today's youth. We say things like "you won't even remember their name a few years from now" or "you don't need to be worried about a relationship anyway, you're young - have fun". Now, I'm not saying those things aren't accurate most of the time. What I'm saying is the way we respond to these adolescent issues can feel dismissive to our youth. Can prevent them from sharing these experiences or moments with us. We were once the youth, let's try to remember that when we are put in a position to listen to another teenage crisis, or an argument between two middle school students.  Just because we've experienced these things and grown from them, doesn't give us the right to judge their journey. Be present, be attentive, be understanding. School them when you can, but don't forget how little you knew before life schooled you.

TRUTH IS....

SOMETIMES LIFE SUCKS.

IMAGE - Fannie Mae Photography

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Sometimes life's not fair. This world is full of so much hate, ignorance and evil; sometimes it's hard to find the bright side.

Sometimes you get tired; tired of trying, tired of fighting, tired of praying for a brighter day.

Sometimes life sucks!

Sometimes you don't know how you'll keep going, and it would be easier to just give up. Sometimes it would make more sense if you did.

THANK GOD THESE ARE ONLY SOME TIMES.

For every day we spend worrying there are ten fold in brighter days ahead. Every moment we thought we couldn't survive, we already have. Reflect, you've survived 100% of your worst days so far. You are strong enough to endure this life. You have what it takes to make it through this level, and this level is providing you all the character traits necessary for what's to come. Unfortunately, pain is part of the process....but joy comes in the morning! Life is made up of moments and whether good or bad, these moments create our lives. Hold on to the good moments, and spend less time dwelling on the others. The "others"....are simply moments we endure and survive - until better moments arrive.....and they always do!

*image FANIIE MAE PHOTOGRAPHY*

MIND OVER MATTER!!!

Everybody has a story......IMAGINE your ending BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL, and FULL of LOVE and LIFE!

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HOLD ON, IT GETS BETTER

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