To all of you adults out there no matter what stage you may be at, this letter of little powerful reminders is addressed to you written by a teen (me, 17 years old) for you and based on every single experience I have ever had with you.
First of all, parents of teens or real grown adults: Take a moment, breathe in for 4, hold for 7 and out for 8. You've done it. You've conquered the baby, defied the toddler, outwitted the child, outlasted the teen, and are left with us, the children of this world. It's quite an achievement.
Or, maybe you are just beginning this journey and are nervously excited: even better. Or maybe you aren't a parent.
Here's the thing. You were all children once, but as you grow older, this part of you can be dimmed by circumstance, lack of awareness, and a truckload of stress. It's my hope that this letter will, in some small way, help you reignite your inner child, give you a perspective that your children will struggle to express to you, and take you on a joyful trip down memory lane.
Please enjoy and share the love with someone who could use it.