Physical 1: As teenagers, we are often influenced by the opinions of our peers on how we should look- what we weigh, how big or small certain body parts are, etc. We are convinced to look for the faults in our physical appearance. In my life that was one of the contributing factors to a lonely time for me. Once I shrugged off the importance of what my peers thought was the “right look “, I became the best version of me that I could ever be!!!
Intellectual 2: No amount of information and intellectual success can ever compare to a caring and compassionate heart. While our minds absorb the intellectual facts, our hearts find the common ground between what are facts and what we feel... and that is our Conscience!!!
Intellectual 1: Procrastination is the stepping stone to failure. Success does not come without sacrifice, hard work and dedication. So do what you have to now and do not wait for later. After all God helps the one who helps himself!
Spiritual 3: I began an important phase in my journey through Faith Formation this year. Jesus, please help me to accept the incredibly powerful “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” as I prepare for my Confirmation.
Spiritual 1: Mother Teresa... the very essence of living God’s will on earth and my role model. This amazing woman of God compared herself to a pencil that will be led and guided by the will of God alone. What an inspiring message to live my life by!!!
Social 3: My message to the world that would unite all social beings! Every line in this letter is so emotional & true. We really should keep every word of this in our hearts as we look out into the world & also when we look inside ourselves.
Social 2: My goal since 2012 was to make a difference in someone else’s life because in that way I know what I have been through was for a purpose. Many people, who are aware of the life threatening situations that I was placed in since 2012, often marvel at what I have overcome. I accept their compliments with humility because in some small way I have given hope to someone else to persevere.