Kurt Vonnegut: Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Accept everything about yourself. I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end. No apologies. No regrets. You are a precious child of this universe. You deserve to be loves . and you ARE loved.
If you pretend to be someone your not to make people like you. And you have to be different for them to like you and they don't then they aren't a real friend. So just be yourself and i promise people will love the real you! So please be yourself.
In our house. only hugs, smiles and warm fuzzy feelings are allowed. (remember that little book - all I ever needed to know I learned in Kindergarten =- yeah that is what my baby is learning now -warm fuzzy vs cold prickly).