Sunday, September 30, 2007

Three Things I Know Now

1. THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER -- When you're growing up, you wish you were grown. When you're grown up, you wish you were still a kid. If your hair is straight, you dream of curls. If you've got a head full of curls, you dream of sleek. Brunettes wish they were blonde. Blondes wish they were blonder. Every wishes they were natural redheads (they're a dying breed, you know). But the bottom line is, you have to play the hand you're dealt and there are three unchangeable facts: your age, your height, and (unless you're willing to go under the knife) your cup size. The sooner you learn to love the unchangeable the better.

2. FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONS -- All your life people will expect things from you. Your parents want you to be responsible, studious, and college-bound with a professional job down the line. Your friends want you to be cool, hang out, and try things that maybe you're not sure you want to do (whether it's drinking at a party or joining the chess club). Your teachers have expectations. Your coaches have expectations. Everyone does. But the only person whose expectations matter are yours. You have to trust your instincts and follow your dreams, or you'll wind up living someone else's life.

3. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE -- This is the most important lessons anyone can learn. If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything. Some call it "The Secret" or the power of positive thinking or visualization. But the bottom line is, believing leads to doing. Everyone has doubts, sure, but you have to push past them. Others have overcome worse odds in the past, you can overcome yours in the future. Have faith in yourself. Success will follow.

That concludes our public service announcement.

OH. MY. GODS. (Dutton) May 2008

what I'm reading A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER by Kresley Cole (deliciously dark)


stephhale said...

I loved your PSA! And you are so right about all of it. I'm also a believer in the power of positive thinking. Although it hasn't worked much in the hair dept. :)

TinaFerraro said...

Bravo, TLC!

I'm an unabashed Pollyanna type, focused on the positive, and going so far as "looking for the growth" in life's curveballs. But this wasn't something that came naturally, rather something I had to work to achieve. The pay-off has been a LOT less stress and a lot more success, so I'd recommend it to anyone. :)

Marley Gibson said...

I'm a Pollyanna, too, Tina!

This is a great post, Tera. I love the points you're making. Great lessons any time.

Isn't Kresley's book awesome?! = )