IF I KNEW
You know how you always hear people say, "If I knew then what I know now ..."? Have you ever wanted to say ... yeah ... well ... go on ... So here we go ...
I would listen more carefully to what my heart says. I would enjoy more ... worry less. I would know that school would end soon enough ... and work would ... well, never mind. I wouldn't worry so much about what other people were thinking. I would appreciate all my vitality and tight skin. I would play more, fret less. I would know that my beauty/handsomeness is in my love of life.
I would know how much my parents love me and I would believe that they are doing the best they can. I would enjoy the feeling of 'being in love' and not worry so much about how it works out. I would know that it probably won't ... but that something better will come along. I wouldn't be afraid of acting like a kid. I would be braver.
I would look for the good qualities in everyone and enjoy them for those. I would not hang out with people just because they're "popular". I would take dance lessons. I would enjoy my body just the way it is. I would trust my girlfriends. I would be a trustworthy girlfriend. I wouldn't trust my boyfriends. (Just kidding). I would enjoy kissing. Really enjoy it. I would be more appreciative and grateful, for sure.
Kimberly Kirberger - extracted from 'Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul', Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger, Health Communications, Inc., 1997
If you take care of your character, your reputation will take care of itself - American Proverb
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