• Wear red lipstick
  • Play good music. Loudly. Turn up when you feel bad and when you feel good and when you feel nothing
  • Be more than what people think of you
  • Smile. Till your face hurts.
  • Never forget you are always as beautiful as you feel. But never as ugly.
  • Ride bikes. Let the wind toss your hair. Savor the burn in your legs as you pedal uphill. Let go.
  • Write synopsis of your day. Garnish freely. Use big words. Find contentment
  • Take photos. Capture memories. Dark and bright.
  • Savor good days. And bad ones. Neither last but both return. Like the tides following the moon
  • Read poetry. Read whatever makes you feel like poetry
  • Kisses. Give them and take them. Like daily doses of medicine. They will cure your soul
  • Take advantage of every moment you can get someone’s arms around you. They will never come often enough. It doesn’t matter who. Close your eyes. Feel the warmth.
  • Your greatest fear will always be that people will see you the way you see yourself. No one will. Some will see you badly but they only hate what they think you are. They don’t know you. The same with the people who love you. Embrace both kinds of people. They are just fragile people who hate themselves at night staring at the mirror and simmering their regrets. Be kind.
  • Get lost in your lover’s face. Get drunk on his scent. At every opportunity.
  • Write. Even when you have nothing to say. Write anyway.
  • Soak up the sunlight. Bask in the night air.
  • Interact
  • Find the kind of person you want to be. Do what it takes to become them.
  • Forgive.
  • Get drunk on life and love. Act like it. Sing loudly. Tell people how you really feel. Dance. Ask someone to drive you home.
  • You are better than what brings you down. Prove it. To it. To yourself.
  • There is a fine line between sultry and slutty. Find it.
  • Pretend you are confident until you are. Remind yourself that yours is the only opinion that matters in the matter of how you feel about the world and yourself.
  • Listen to other’s opinions about everything else. If they are right, listen. If they are wrong, listen and ignore. You aren’t always right either. No one wants to be reminded.
  • You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest or the smartest or the best looking. But you can always be the toughest. 
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