Hello, lovely hearters and Smilers! Here I am today giving you an actual uplifting article this week and not just updates and random articles (though I've heard they have been inspiring, which is always great to hear). Before I get into the article, I want to thank you all for the tremendous support for #TheSmileProject. I love getting your messages on your thoughts about the project and it is just a great reminder that I'm doing this to help inspire and uplift. This isn't just a thing I want to do to make myself feel better or get some sort of recognition. It's about you guys and how positivity can change lives. So thank you again for the beautiful messages you've been sending. With that being said, let's get into this article, shall we?

Be The You You Were Destined To Be.

We all have dreams. We all have hopes. They are what make us us.

We live in a society where we are told to chase our dreams, but because everything is so competitive, it seems a little disheartening when we can't seem to find a way to reach our goals.

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be an author (or a journalist if need be). I have gone through so many trials that sometimes I question my writing or storytelling skills. But I've also learned these doubts will come along from time to time to make you lose faith. Never let it. If I let my doubts get the best of me, I don't think I'd be writing this article right now. I wouldn't be one of the first recognized writer's in the program. I wouldn't be in college for English. I wouldn't be me.

Did you catch that last part? My writing makes me who I am. It makes me me. And it's the same for you. If you love to draw, art makes you you. If fitness is what you love, it makes you you. If you're a chocolate lover (like me), it makes you you. (Okay, that last part was made in a bit of humor just to see if it would make you smile but you got my point, right? And did it make you smile? Let me know.)

We all have talents. Dreams. Aspirations. Hopes. Hobbies. But they make us all different and unique. If you gave up what you love, you might not be happy. I know I wouldn't be. I know positivity is such an over-discussed thing at times, but boy do we need it.

I'm here to tell you not to give up. Don't do it. Because we need a little happiness in the world. And if what does make you happy is something small like chocolate or running or laughing, don't lose it.

Be the you you were meant to be. Because no one else can do that but you.

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That's all I have for today. Remember to smile, beautiful!


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