Always stand on the side of right. Even if you are the only one standing there.

As we go through life we find ourselves, who we truly are. Don’t just pick the easy path. Don’t just pick the popular path…choose the path that your heart leads.

It is scary to stand out in a crowd. I understand. It is scary because you don’t know how others will react or what they will think of you, and that’s perfectly OK! It is OK to be nervous, or even scared…wondering what people will think.

You just have to remember that  they will only ever feel how they feel- you cannot change that.  Yet no matter how they feel or what they think, never let other peoples thoughts and actions control you! You are far to important to the world and yourself to let another persons thoughts control you.

You are your own unique person. How you feel, how you think, how you react is all up to you! You don’t have to answer to anyone. Be you!

Not letting others sway your way of thinking and not letting others suppress your passions is a little harder. Not impossible, just a little harder.

We all want to be accepted, yet shaping and molding ourselves into being what others want us to be is sometimes easier than being true to ourselves. Don’t pick easy, pick YOU! Perfectly imperfect you!

We all make mistakes, and we will mess up sometimes. Try to do whatever you were going to do anyway. You might get embarrassed if you do mess up, but don’t let it stop you from trying. Here’s a little secret: People are going to forget the mistakes you made. Those who don’t aren’t worthy of your friendship.

Human attention spans are pretty short. So if you are worried about messing up, don’t worry! After all,  next big gossip worthy event is right around the corner. Try anyway! Go out there and do whatever it is you want to do!

We all  want to be accepted and loved for who we are, but not at the expense of our “popularity”. We are scared to be ourselves.  Do it anyway. You only have this one life, so go out there and give it all you’ve got! Go be the best (insert your name here) that you can be! Live your life, your way.

(An Excerpt from Murray and Angel: On the Lam) My next book in the Murray and Angel series, showing humans how to find the secret to happiness

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