Saturday, April 23, 2016

Today, I Choose a Good Day.

Today, I choose to be happy.
Today, I choose to smile. 

I choose to laugh, to dance, and to share.
I choose happiness, creativity, and love.

Today, I choose a good day. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!” 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Strong Impulses and Introductions

Let’s start by introductions. Nice and simple.
Hi. My name is Vera. I am seventeen years old and am completely, utterly convinced I am going to save the world. 
Nice and simple, like I said.
I am not joining this “blogging world” to share creative lifestyle tips or vlog about my day— if I wanted to do that, I would’ve joined blogspot in 2014 during the boom— but rather bring forth pieces of raw youth that society is trying so hard to break. 

I am young.
I am ruthless.
And I feel invincible. 
Feel invincible? Mind you, I am invincible.
I think you are invincible too. 

To be truthful, writing this is an impulse, not a decisive or smart plan. Too many aspects of life are created through plans and schedules. This is not one of them. I won’t let this be one of them.

This isn’t hate either — no, sir, hate is for those who cannot love themselves — just thoughts gathered into one. This is hope! This is EXCLAMATION MARKS! Because life is exciting. Life is great! LIFE IS AMAZING!

 Did someone tell you otherwise? Sue them. 

I love the rain as much as I love sunshine. How about you? Which do you perfer? Sunlight tickling your skin or rain hitting your window pane? I’m writing while listening to the rain. It’s creating a nice melody as I type. Tip. Tip. Tap. Tap.

How am I planning to save the world?
Honestly, I don’t have a clue yet, but it’s not just me. It’s everyone, it’s us — it’s gotta be us. Who else is going to do it?
And what am I saving this world from? Greed, the unbalanced economy, anger, hate, violence… Yeah, it would be nice to eliminate all that. Give it up, give it up, give it up… But I love my iPhone!

Paradoxical commitment, truly. But really, what I’m aiming for is setting someone to life. I want to see someone’s eyes spark again. I want to see the youth uniting. I want to see us blooming, thriving, designing, and creating. I don’t want a single one of us give up our dreams for the sake of our elders, for the companies, or for the sense of just comfort. But of course, you know all this. Your heart is full of passion. How do I know?

Think of the way you talk and walk. How you eat and sleep. You drag yourself up every morning. You collect the little pieces that tend to break off and shatter once in a while. Why? Because you, too, are like me. We’ve both got a little hero in us.