"Hydrate yourself. Drink water with lemon; it’s good for you. Watch your posture. Remember to take your meds. If you can, hug a dog today. Don’t overwork yourself. It’s okay to take breaks. Treat yourself. It doesn’t have to be a big treat. Maybe you can just treat yourself to a cup of tea or a few minutes of relaxation. Or you can go all out and treat yourself to something big and fabulous. Either way, treat yourself. Remember that all this is temporary, and all bad things must end eventually. Speaking of bad things ending, it’s time to forgive yourself. You’ve already suffered more than enough. If you have exams coming up, do your best, but remember that grades don’t define your worth. You define yourself. It’s okay to make mistakes. Learning is a life-long process. So is growing. You still have plenty of times. You are not too late. You are not too messed up. You are not messed up except in the sense that we’re all a bit messed up and it’s okay. You’re more than good enough. You’re doing great and you deserve wonderful things. Don’t waste your entire life always waiting for the end of the day, for the weekend, for summer, for things to change, for something better. Enjoy as much of the present as you can. Now is happening. Now is good. Now belongs to you. Maybe go for a walk or spend the entire day binge watching your favorite shows on Netflix. No matter what you decide to do, I hope you have an amazing day."
"It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point, you are bound to stumble. If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher and higher, the law of averages predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. Now, when you’re down there in the hole, it looks like failure. When that moment comes, it’s okay to feel bad for a little while. Give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost. But then, here’s the key: Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are."
"I’ll go out there and make my mistakes. I’ll fall down, get hurt, cry, laugh, love, and get back up. I’ll stand on the highest mountaintop and go into the deepest caverns. I’ll roam across the world, visit the moon and swim in outer space. I’ll let my imagination run wild and let my spirit soar. Why? Because when my life flashes before my eyes in those final moments, I want to have something worthwhile to watch, with plenty of love and laughter, good times and bad. I don’t want to regret a thing and I plan not to. Remember, it’s not usually the things you do that you regret, it’s the things you don’t do and leave unsaid. Laugh out loud. Cry in the rain. Love with all your heart and soul. Get hurt. Tell the truth. Go crazy. But never forget that you only get one shot. One shot at this day, one shot at this minute. One shot at this age. One shot at life. So make sure your life is one you will enjoy watching in your final moments."