December 4, 2000
This is an encouraging passage that I wrote about life a few months ago. It's directly to teens mostly, like
myself. It's not something to read for something really big, but it makes you think a little, and helps people
realize things that they may have forgotten at times.
I believe that everything in life is a lesson. There is an opportunity to learn from everything. And when you're faced with a hard situation, think about what you can learn from it and how you can benefit from it. Nothing should be totally bad, that's not the way is supposed to be. No one's life is perfect and no one turns out exactly the way they wanted or expected, but life shouldn't be a burden or something that you dread.
--- Copyright © 2000 Kristen Killgore
You're only young once, so you should enjoy it, and you shouldn't be in such a hurry to grow up. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger and everything that you do and all of the decisions that you make, the big ones and the small ones, are all important.
There is such a thing as destiny and fate, but it only takes you so far. You have to help yourself along the way. In life, the end product is certainly important, but it's how you got there that matters the most. No one wants to look back on their life and regret half of the things that they did.
You're going to have to choose between a lot of things in your life. Sometimes it will be an easy choice, sometimes it will be hard. But remember that you're not alone and everyone goes through what you're going through. You'll laugh and you'll cry; you'll get your heart broken at least once, and you'll probably break someone else's heart at least once.
Good things will happen to you and bad things will happen to you, but no matter what, don't let anything or anyone control or drastically change your life. Because it's your life, you're the one who's going to have to live it. And, sometimes, you really can't listen to what anybody else says, you just have to listen inside and follow your heart.