During a few teachable moments throughout each year, I ask my students to think about how they wish to be remembered. However, it is not just a message for middle school students. It is also one everyone can reflect on including myself. Despite any mess we may be walking or even sitting in, we all have purpose. Our stories are our greatest testimonies.
On the toughest days, place your hand on your heart. Feel that? That is purpose! You are alive for a reason. Keep moving and believing… keep learning to live.
Keep moving forward step by step even if it is uncomfortable at first. And forgive yourself if you slip up and fall back. Today is a new day for a reason. Never give up, no matter how messy life gets. For it is in the mess, new beauty can be found. So hold on boldly to this wild and precious ride we call life.
For it will change you as you change the world in your own unique, and beautiful way. But first remember the change starts within…