Dear Lovely Girl,

Sometimes we think that once we have something we always wanted, we will finally be happy. Sometimes we think that if we just had the right friends, we would finally be happy. Often we think that if we had something sparklier or cooler, we would surely be happy.

Beautiful girl, it’s a truth that we all have to learn over and over again, that if we can not be happy without something, we will not really be happy with it either. Being happy is a daily choice. Choose to be happy right now. Don’t wait. Then when wonderful things DO come into your life, it will just be an extra wonderful little bonus, but not THE thing that makes you happy — because you are already so happy.

You are so very very very loved.