Dear Beautiful Girl,

It is important to remember that no one has the right or the power to take away your choices, your thoughts, or the essence of who you are.

Lots of things in life can be taken from us, but most of the things that are most valuable cannot. The things that matter most cannot be seen and really CAN be protected fiercely by our own selves so that they are not violated or crushed in any way. No person and no situation can make us feel bad or small or stuck unless we allow it to. It is our choice.
Be careful with your dreams. Be kind to them. Protect your choices and your ability to make them. Make good choices so that you are not chained by the consequences of poor ones. Watch your thoughts and make sure that what you want most is what you are thinking most. Stand up for what you believe in and don’t settle for anything else.

We can decide what kind of life we want to have, and we are the ONLY ones who can decide. We can’t wait around for things to happen. We must take action to make them happen. No more excuses, baby. Let’s do this.

You are phenomenal, courageous, and wonderful.