"As the years go on, you see changes in yourself, but you’ve got to face that - everyone goes through it… Either you have to face up to it and tell yourself you’re not going to be eighteen all your life, or be prepared for a terrible shock when you see the wrinkles and white hair. Getting older doesn’t frighten me, but I wish I didn’t have to because I like life a lot." Audrey Hepburn
So, on a school trip to Italy we parked next to another tour bus filled with kids about our age or younger. While waiting to get going to our next stop, we ended up having a staredown with the ginger kid and his floppy haired friend. After a few moments of intense staring, someone lifted their hand to the window to display their Game Boy.
With that, someone from our bus pulled out their Game Boy and waved it next to the window as well. Within moments, the entire other bus had children clamouring to the side. all with arms outstretched and game cartridges and consoles pressed eagerly against the glass, each one smiling and waving as our bus erupted with laughter.
The bus eventually pulled away and we never saw them again, but I will always remember this as one of the funniest moments on our trip.
If you’ve ever doubted yourself, walk deep into any forest. Notice how the trees still stand even though they are given no recognition. Walk along any stream. The water still flows, though no one stops to praise it. Watch the stars late at night; they shine without acknowledgment. Humans are just the same. We are made out of the same elements as these beautiful wonders. Always remember your beauty and self worth.
Take that time by yourself to get to know yourself and rediscover what makes you shine. Don’t surrender yourself to waiting, and don’t stay isolated for too long, because there’s a beautiful you the world is dying to meet.
if you ever feel bad about yourself just remember that if you were a fictional character people would probably love you for all your flaws and quirks and mannerisms that you probably hate so just remember that okay ilu