by B. F., 13
It’s okay to make mistakes
because we’re all human
and no one is perfect.
It’s okay to express yourself even if you get embarrassed
because it just shows you don’t care what others think
and that you’ll do what makes you most joyful.
It’s okay to stand out in the crowd
even if you’re the only one.
It’s okay to do things differently
because no one does things normally
and there is no such thing as normal.
It’s okay to speak up for your beliefs
because everyone has their own opinions.
It’s okay to cheer someone up
even if you don’t know them,
it just means you’re a kind person
and are willing to take the risk.
It’s okay to have fun
because everyone needs a break.
It’s okay to try new things
because there’s a first for everything
even if you don’t enjoy it right away.
It’s okay to cry
because that just means you have a heart and feelings.
It’s okay to show emotions
because everyone has certain feelings toward certain things.
It’s okay to have opinions
because everyone has different points of view,
so no one is right or wrong.
It’s okay to want to change the world;
everyone wants to live in a peaceful world
where there is no war
and people of all ethnicities live in places that are diverse.
It’s okay to want to improve yourself
because you want to become a better person
and show everyone that you can improve on everything
even if you’re not perfect in the end.
Everyone can improve physically, intellectually, and spiritually.
It’s absolutely necessary to think or feel whatever you want
because it’s your choice and decision.
Remember, nobody is perfect.
Everyone will make mistakes,
but it’s okay.
Red Bank, New Jersey