Just be…

When you’re in school and trying to fit in…know this:

Be the funny kid.

Be the weird kid.

Be the artsy kid.

Be the athletic kid.

Be the science kid.

Be the shy kid.

Be the outgoing kid.

Be the smart kid.

Be the kind kid.

Be the kid with the wild hair.

Be the kid who loves the monkey bars at recess.

Be the kid who likes to read on the bus.

Be the kid who loves a bologna sandwich.

Be the kid who wears bright pink shoes.

Be the kid who knows random facts about tornadoes.

Be the kid who likes to smile.

Be the kid who likes to make others laugh.

Be the kid who never lets anyone eat lunch alone.

Be the kid who breaks out into random dance moves.

Be the kid who loves doing homework.

Be the kid who likes to be called on in class.

Be the kid with the crazy nail polish.

BE YOU.

You are one-of-a-kind so don’t be anything else but YOU.

Besides, it’s too exhausting going through life pretending to be someone we’re not.

BE YOU.

And never apologize for it.