By Nikiya Cooper, aged 9 years
I think being yourself is a big thing and you have to be very brave to do it since it may be challenging to be yourself.
I think being yourself and expressing who you are is as important as living healthy and making responsible choices. Being yourself is the best thing you are able to be; you are exceptional in your own way. One of the things that I accept about me is that I really love my books and everyone knows it. I am proud to be me and I have loads of friends that like me for who I am. I am happy the way I am as it is the way I am supposed to be. Being yourself is another way to find a true friend and being a true friend, because a real friend would like you just the way you are. Another thing about being yourself is only you can be you and only I can be me. You are perfect the way you are; you were born to do great things.
There is a path for each person, the way you take it is your choice. When you do make that choice, be true to yourself without thinking what would they do or what do they think; focus on what would you do? Keeping in mind things should be approached with love and good intentions, the positives have a better outcome.
I think when you are you, you are free to be who you are. The small things about you might define you in every way; you are unique. Take “identical” twins for example, they may have come from the same egg and may look similar, yet there will still be differences. Our minds work in different ways and that is a perk, because we are able to bring different ideas together for a better future.
The thing about being yourself is that the way you are may be changed. I mean you are always able to do better; you are always developing and growing and what you put in is what you get out.
Today in this age, society has a lot of influence on us. We may be tempted by things to try to become something else.
We ought to remember what we all have is something special. There is this thing about changing to fit in because someone said you would be cooler, yet change has to come from within. Society and culture may play a part in the limits of a free mind. You might do and be what you want, so long as it is in the eyes of good. The future is in our hands; you are able to show your greatness. You have a light and it is supposed to shine, although it may only shine if you know yourself. We are all destined to do great things; all minds need empowerment so surround yourself with people supportive of your good decisions and ideas. As we are all one, we might make the world a better place just by being us. Giving what we have to offer might make things better; just give your heart and your talent, and you may do anything that you put your mind to.
The truth to finding you may be challenging; however, it is all about learning. Knowing yourself might allow you to support others, help their light grow and ignite their flame.
That is it. Be yourself, let your light shine, show the world whom you are and let your light guide you. Free your spirit, mind and body, love yourself and be the best you that you may be.
What’s the best thing about being you?