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Dear sixteen year-old me…

Learn to love yourself from the bottom to the top. Give yourself the love you crave. You are all you have. Treat yourself with the outmost respect, love and kindness.

Love your body. It looks wonderful. Feed it what it needs, hydrate it, give it rest. Your body is the piece of the Universe you’ve been given.

Be as grateful as you ever can. Be grateful for every bit of a thing, give thanks for everything. It’s the truest, realest and easiest way to happiness.

Don’t numb feelings. Regocnize them, face them, accept them and work with them. I know this is hard. You will never be happy if you don’t let yourself feel.

Smile. You’re very beautiful.

The food you eat, the amount you weigh or the figure you have does not determine your worth, beauty or anything else. Give your body healthful foods, water, rest and exercise so you’ll feel good, but remember that the outcome of your body is insignificant. What matters is how well you feel.

Follow you heart. Head first. Listen to the voice inside of you, connect with it and follow it. The truth, the road to happiness, is already inside of you. Uncover it.

Don’t give one thought to what other people think. Just ignore this bullshit society. Don’t waste a minute trying to be what you think you “should” be like. Live like there is no goal when it comes to looks, clothes, education, career, fame or anything for that matter. Because there’s not.

Listen to every call that excites your spirit. Wether that be a song, a chocolate bar, a conversation or a new t-shirt. Listen to it.

Tell people how you feel, ask for what you want and tell the truth. Just be as honest as ever possible. Life’s too short.

Don’t worry about it. It’s all a part of growing up. It’ll figure itself out.

You don’t have to be “productive”. You’re good enough. Relax.

Let go. Deeply. With dignity. For good. Let go of everything. Clinch to nothing. If it fades away, it’s supposed to.

Forgive. Don’t hold on to negative feelings. Ever. Don’t wish bad on people who’ve wronged you. We all deserve peace and happiness.

Be with who makes you happy. Do what makes you happy. Ignore anyone who doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Know what you deserve. Don’t try to impress anyone, please anyone or in any way live up to anyone else’s expectations. Just focus on the person that matters: you.

Don’t hate the world. Do your own best and do good everyday, but don’t let the evilness around you get the best of you. You can not change it.


My last day as a sixteen year-old, things I’ve learned this year and would tell my one year ago self.  (via veganwearsblack)

this is important

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"So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow."

Attachments, Rainbow Rowell  (via ha-n)

Holy crap. This. This. This.

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