To my girls,
Remember that being cool is not about wearing the right clothes, knowing the right songs, saying the right things, or having the right friends.
Being cool is being comfortable and confidant in your own skin.
There is nothing you can do to rush this process. It simply takes time to grow, learn and mature. But don't be worried or anxious because we all grow a little more comfortable with ourselves each and everyday. It just takes a lot of time and growing up. It is a fact universally known that everyone can admire someone who is comfortable in their own skin.
There are going to be some people you meet in life that you are not going to feel a connection with. You may not even like them at all. That's okay.
You're not going to end up being "best friends" with everyone.
Find people who you really connect with, who really inspire you and vice versa and stick to them like glue! There is nothing so wonderful as finding a kindred spirit to adventure through life with!
Never be afraid to do what you love.
I used to think that because my mother was an artist I never would be. Then one day God opened my eyes to the fact that I had a gift for creating things and I found so much healing and assurance through that.
You have been fully equipped with exactly what you need to succeed.
God knows who you are better than you do. He knows the desires of your heart and what your strengths and weaknesses are. You need never try to be someone else. NEVER! God knows best and He will provide for you in EVERY area of your life!