Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen.
This Thanksgiving holiday, most of us will be giving thanks. But what are the most important things in your life? What are you most grateful for?
I love the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, "You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."
I try to live by this mantra, but it can often be hard to believe and even harder to actually live out. Ridden with bullies, judgment, and popularity contests, the middle school environment seems to be one of the easiest places for girls to lose sight of their true selves. But why? What is so great about having everyone the exact same outfit, the exact same shoes, and the exact same hair that every single middle school girl makes it their goal?
Meet Emily Fields, the inspirational 14 year-old from Wilton, Connecticut who has won not one, not two, but three Gold Medals at the National TaeKwonDo Championships and is a second degree black belt! We caught up with Emily at her home in Wilton to learn more about her passion and find out what it takes to become a true champion.
It sometimes seems that sadness and devastation are occurring everyday around the world. Whether it’s a hurricane that leaves millions without food or the war in Syria, there is always a piece of news that shows the desolate situations humanity is in. When I see these news stories, I often feel helpless that there isn’t anything I can do. After all, I don’t live anywhere close to where the hurricanes are hitting so, how could I possibly be of any help?
A question a lot of middle school girls ask themselves is “Where do I fit in?” It can be confusing as friendships start to change and you are no longer sure where you belong when it comes to “social groups.” Think about it - when you were younger, you were probably told things like “you can’t say you can’t play,” and “we are all friends in this class.”
Although that idea is nice in theory, the reality is that we are not all friends and that is okay. You don’t have to be friends in general or best friends with everybody, that’s for sure. That being said, it is not okay when we are mean or unkind to others.
It’s important to identify people that you admire, learn from them, and emulate their positive actions. Here is a short list of who most inspired me in 2016. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish in 2017!