ENDLESS LIST OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE: Lauren Jauregui.
No person or thing hurting you is worth you hurting yourself.
Be confident. Confidence isn’t something to be afraid of, it’s something you need to embrace. You need to learn to love yourself and be confident in who you are before you can love others completely and before others can love you completely.
Be compassionate. Look at things from other people’s perspectives, situations, cultures. This world is so vast and everyone is so different. What you many know, another person may not. What you have never experienced, they may suffer from that very thing everyday. Remember that you never truly know a person until you’ve had many full and deep conversations with them, don’t judge so quickly and leave room for love with each person you meet.
Be intelligent. Being intelligent and opening your mind and accepting others for who they are and what they believe and allowing yourself to grow from that is something that is so incredibly important and beautiful. I think people mistake intelligence for always being right but its so much more than that. One of my favorite things to do is pick up a book and read about something that I have no knowledge of. To take that knowledge and apply it to everything I do. It’s so important for you to want to learn and want to grow and want to open your mind and see the world from other people’s eyes, not just your own. It’s also good to have opinions and be strong about them because as cliche as the saying is, it’s 100% true.
“If you stand for nothing you fall for anything.”
Be humble. Being humble and recognizing the fact that you are human, that you’re opinion isn’t always going to be correct and admitting that you’re wrong, embracing your imperfection and allowing that to show is such a beautiful and admirable thing. Be smart and confident, but never let that become arrogance.
Be generous. Giving. Realizing that you’re not the only thing in this world and that you are so fortunate. Giving to those in need in any way you can, whether it be a smile, or a dollar, or a meal, or sacrificing your time to help out a friend or your weekend to feed the homeless or whatever your heart tells you to do. And doing it not for the glory of other people knowing you did a good thing, but for the satisfaction of knowing that you helped make a difference in someone’s day or life, no matter how insignificant it may seem. No act is small. No act of generosity goes unnoticed.
Be confident. Be compassionate. Be intelligent. Be humble. Be generous. The universe returns to you what you put out.”