A few years ago I asked you: “Gorgeous, I am writing something about you, help me, what do you think is your best quality?"
You paused for a minute and replied very confidently: “Well I think that I am tough; I play sports and get hurt, yet, I never cry or complain… I have strength.”
You were so right! You are tough like your brother and sister, a great trait inherited from your mother. You have physical and mental strength, but most importantly, you have a unique strength, the strength of kindness. The way that you care about your family, your friends and your 5 dogs shows how special your heart is. Toughness is proven by how you execute your kindness!
Now that you are 15 years old, a young adult and going through new experiences, I will give you the same advice that I gave your brother and sister on their birthdays:
“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!”
Although you are a young adult, don’t hurry in growing up, enjoy the moment and be blessed with your youth; you have plenty of time to reach adulthood. Stay responsible and focused, at the same time keep in mind that adolescence is where childhood merges into adulthood, and it is a unique time in your life; value and cherish it, and be not in a hurry to grow, slow down!
Isabela you are ‘daring and caring, strong and kind', which are the keys to a successful life. NEVER change!
One more thought: Keep in mind that kindness is a gift, a gift that some people will try to take advantage of; always stay alert. 'To be kind is completely different than to be naïve!'