i was listening to the song "note to self" by ben rector, and it inspired me to write a little note to my own self. hopefully it can also encourage someone else.
note to self:
you're right where you need to be. you're doing great, even when it doesn't feel like it. you are strong enough for whatever is heading your way. you are capable. you are loved and worthy and a blessing.
keep spending time with the people who help you be the person you're proud of being. say i love you a little more to the people who matter and stop saying it so much to the people who don't appreciate it. that being said, remember that everyone is deserving of love, so love freely while still protecting your heart.
live for something bigger than yourself.
be a person you would want to be friends with. spend more time with your family. let cars in even though they should have switched lanes way earlier.
find the beauty in every moment. notice when it's easy to fall in love with life and recreate those moments as often as possible. be a light to the people around you. don't be so hard on yourself. forgive but don't forget.
you have the same 24 hours as everyone else does. not having enough time isn't an excuse to stop you from pursuing what you want.
don't let other's opinions dictate how you live your life. embrace what makes you unique. remember that your life doesn't look like hers for a reason. give more hugs.
love life too much to complain about it. if you're complaining, fix it. if you can't fix it, find the silver lining and try to learn the lesson you're being taught. remember that each day is a gift. work hard and hustle, but don't forget to rest.
take it easy on yourself. you are in this moment for a reason. cherish what you have in the now and stop wishing away your life. you have great potential. do not let your talents and gifts be hidden from the world. you deserve to be seen and heard.
do not forget it.