Gabriel today you are turning 14, what a great age... You are not a kid anymore, you are a young adult and going through new experiences. Bear in mind these are the awesome times in your life. Embrace it!
Reflect on this past year and try to understand what are the things you did right and wrong, have you been able to accomplish the goals that you were trying to reach…
A birthday gives you the chance to begin again. Learning from your mistakes and accomplishments allows you to embark on your next year with great enthusiasm!
Follow your dreams and be willing to accomplish them. Do not be afraid of trying, risking and failing. Errors are part of life and growing up, they are your experiences! If you are not failing it is because you are not risking enough! If you are not risking, you are not living!
The majority of times when you talk to an older person, they will say “If I was your age, I WOULD be doing so and so….”, when you get older you must say with excitement “ WHEN I was your age, I WAS doing so and so…” I was there… very important. You were doing things, you were living.
As an old man, the only things that you will have are your memories or regrets!"
So Gabriel, while celebrating your birthday understand that each day is a gift and you should enjoy it. Most importantly, you have great attitude and you are a very caring person, NEVER change!
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning" - Albert Einstein