These kind of encouraging notes never get old to me. And I just had to post this one 'cos it's an original one, written by a dear friend of mine.
Don’t Ever Forget That You Are Special… Don’t ever forget that you are unique. Be your best self and not an imitation of someone else. Find your strengths and use them in a positive way.
Don’t listen to those who ridicule the choices you make. Travel the road that you have chosen and don’t look back with regret. You have to take chances to make your dreams happen. Remember that there is plenty of time to travel another road – and still another in your journey through life. Take the time to find the route that is right for you. You will learn something valuable from every trip you take, so don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
Make friends who respect your true self. Take the time to be alone, so you can know how terrific your own company can be. Remember that being alone doesn’t always mean being lonely; it can be a beautiful experience of finding your creativity, your heartfelt feelings, and the calm and quiet peace deep inside you.
Be open minded, "shamelessly" copy whatever qualities/character/style/swag you admire (cos in the end no ones gon say 'hey, you got that from Elle magazine'; i love your style is the only punishment you'd probably be getting!) Be careful not to loose yourself, pick out the good and be disciplined enough to discard the bad. Sow seeds of time to your endeavors; you are guaranteed to get results, always remember that time wasted can never be regained. Learn from the mistakes that those around you have made, make up your mind not to follow the same path.
Don’t tell your problems to just about any ear that cares to listen, only share it with those who will be part of the solution, give you good counsel, or who truly and genuinely care about you. Learn to heal yourself in private, forgive and move on.
No1 priority-my heart must always be at peace, if it isn’t, find a way to fix it, life is too short. Give of yourself, compliment freely, and eXpRess yourself cos unexpressed feelings never die (4real sha, they’re a pain in the neck!). Don’t get it twisted, love is a beautiful thing....:o), you’re never too old for butterflies…Make your home your sanctuary, let it exude warmth, my bed is the best place on earth...
True values are priceless. No amount of gain can make up for the loss of values. The most precious things in life are things that money just can’t buy. People with character, integrity and values are not for sale....
Most ImPoRtantly; Never leave home without a word from God, prayer and praise is ALL you need to achieve anything... AnyThinG!!