2) Don’t get caught up in the dramas in your life. Stop wasting time on the frivolous things in life. It’s okay to have fun, but don’t let yourself get too entangled on that too much.
3) Learn to forgive.
4) There are more important things besides finding a boyfriend, wearing makeup, having the right clothes, and looking perfect.
5) Stop tracking your weight too much. You’re more than a number. Remember your weight includes your bones, muscles, etc. It’s not all fat.
6) Fat is important – don’t forget that too. You need to have some fat in you for energy storage amongst other things.
7) High school can be the best four years of your life, but don’t let that idea drive those four years.
8) That also applies to college.
9) Getting a low grade in that one class (or two) does not mean it’s the end of the world. You’ll live. Don’t let a letter dictate the rest of your school days. Trust me, it’s not worth it.
10) You’ll get all kinds of blemishes. That kind of goes with puberty.
11) That guy might not like you right now, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t good enough, pretty enough, or anything in that nature. A guy should never be a measurement of your worth and beauty.
12) Stop beating yourself up for eating that damn chocolate.
13) Laugh at yourself. Laugh when you trip over your own feet. Laugh when you spill something on yourself. Laugh when you stumble over words. There’s no need to be serious all the time.
14) It’s okay to cry.
15) You don’t have to have everything (or most things) figured out. Make mistakes. Fall down. It’s all okay.
16) Superficiality is overrated. Stop trying to change yourself in order to fit in and have people like you. The right ones will like you for who you are, and the others can go to hell.
17) Take some time alone.
18) Do things because you want to. Do them because you’re interested in them. Do them because they bring you happiness or satisfaction. Do things because people tell you that you can’t.
19) Don’t get attached with the idea of adulthood or being all grown up. It’s not all sunshine and daisies.
Natasha J, 20 Things I want to tell my younger self (NJ.)
On regards to #10, grown ups get zits too. I thought it would be gone by now but they pop up from time to time so don’t be surprised.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (via acatholicvibe)
Must remember this.
this is such an accurate illustration
A contemporary African Madonna.
also i feel like it’s more important to identify as a Catholic than with a specific political ideology. i feel like a lot of people care way more about being a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, etc than about how none of those ideologies are 100% compatible with Catholicism.
Each week, TIME Magazine designs covers for four world markets: the U.S., Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. While the content in these magazines are nearly identical, the covers are not, with those intended for American audiences often being quite … different.
Reminds me of Fahrenheit 451
It totally is the dumbing down of our great nation and the epidemic of ME, ME, ME. To quote a great poet of today: America is not the world.