21 quotes for the 21 year old

21 quotes for the 21 year old

Sometimes all you need is to read a little quote to give you the push to keep going.

1. "You’re only given one spark of madness, you mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams

No matter where you go in life, always remember that you need to keep true to who you are.

2. "Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage." -Benjamin Mee

Sometimes when you’re in a tough situation, just simply counting to twenty helps you get through things.

3. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -Lao Tzu

Always remember when you need to get somewhere, just take the first step. No matter how small it’s still a step in that direction.

4. "The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It’s not that we seize them, but they seize us." -Ashley Montagu

The moments you are truly to happiest are the moments that catch you off guard. Happiness will find you, let it.

5. "Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." -Anais Nin

Each person we meet in the world will teach us something about us and the world. Every person you cross helps you become who you are, and sends you to where you need to be.

6. "Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not things to show." - Anonymous

You don’t need stuff to show about where you’ve been, sometimes the stories are better than anything we could buy. Don’t get consumed with buying things, let the stories be enough!

7. "There’s always a little truth behind every “just kidding” a little knowledge behind every "I don't know” a little emotion behind every “I don't care” a little pain behind every “ it’s okay” a little curiosity behind every “ just wondering” and a little tear behind every Smile." - Anonymous

Sometimes we say things we don't truly mean, sometimes we need to look deeper than the word that come outta people's’ mouths. It’s okay to not be okay.

8. "Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview." - Byrd Baggett

Look ahead of you, and don’t look at the past its there for a reason!

9. "Let your smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile." - Anonymous

Change the world with the things you do, don’t wait for the things around you to change you.

10. "Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you respond." -Charles Swindoll

In life it’s more important how you respond to things than the things that happen to you.

11. "I do believe that if you haven’t learned about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness." -Nana Mouskouri

Sometimes sadness helps us realize the more important things that make us happy.

12. "Do not go where the path may lead, but instead go where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t follow the crowd, take a step in the direction you believe to be right. You can do whatever you want, what others do doesn’t need to be the same thing you follow.

13. "Leadership is not about the titles, positions, or flowcharts; it’s about one life influencing another." - John Maxwell

You don’t need a title to be a leader, you can be a leader by simply helping one person.

14. "If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original." -Ken Robinson

Sometimes being wrong gets you to the best things. Being wrong helps us discover things we wouldn’t have discovered if we got it right.

15. "When you feel like quitting, think about why you started." - Anonymous

When something gets hard and you want throw in the towel, think back to when you began the activity and remember why you started. Think about what your end goal was and if you reached it.

16. "Cry as hard and as long you want, but just make sure when you stop crying; you never cry for the same reason again." - Anonymous

When something makes you sad, allow it to make you sad once. But once you begin to move on leave it in the past, don’t let it keep affecting you.

17. "Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday." -Dale Carnegie

Don’t worry about the things that are to come. The things will come no matter what. Worrying about them now just ruins the moment. Worry about things when they’re in the moment.

18. "You’ll meet two kinds of people in this world. The ones that tear you down, and the ones that build you up. In the end, you’ll thank them both." - Anonymous

In the end everyone we meet teaches you a lesson. Sometimes people teach us lesson that make us happy and sometimes it takes time for us to realize the lesson someone taught us.

19. "Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don’t blame it on anything or anyone." -Leonardo DiCaprio

When things happen to you, think about what you can do to change the situation. You’re actions are the things that can help take you to the places you want to be. You need to take control of yourself and stop blaming others.

20. "The secret of getting a head is getting started." - Mark Twain

Always be on top of things, do things as soon as you get them. Do not wait till the last second.

21. "There comes a day in life when turning the page is the best decision for you because you realize there’s so much more to the book than the page you were on." -Zayn Malik

Sometimes in life, you have to learn when to move on from something. Sometimes that one thing is all you know but when you look outside the world is so much bigger. Don’t get caught up in a single thing, instead get caught up in a lot of things. Always reach outside what you know, and look for new things, new experiences and new people.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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