Dear Tiny People:

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My Loves:

This is what you need to know. This is what my 33 years of knowledge boils down to. If you know more, good, but start here:

  1. Try Your Hardest – You don’t have to be the best. But you always have to give your best effort. It is better to try and fail, than to never give it a go.
  2. Bodies are Beautiful – All bodies, in all forms. Recognize the beauty in differences. Appreciate bodies both for their aesthetics and for their function as a home for your soul. Take care of yours, but don’t be a slave to it.
  3. Be Gentle – With both your actions and your words, be kind. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Be kind to your planet.
  4. Don’t Be Afraid of Attention, But Don’t Allow Another’s Attention to Define You – You have thoughts and ideas. Don’t ever be afraid to share them, but don’t be afraid to be unpopular either. Don’t chase fame, it’s meaningless.
  5. Be Brave – whether this means standing up for what you believe in, trying something new, or admitting you were wrong. Don’t be afraid.
  6. You are Loved – more than you’ll be able to understand, until you’re a parent, that is.