You Don’t Have To Grow Up

Hello Hello,

So a few months ago I was celebrating my little cousin’s birthday and I told him “Don’t Grow Up. I mean it. Stay a kid forever.” And at that time, that made me so sad. And then today I thought to myself “I don’t want to be an adult anymore.” And that’s when it hit me, I don’t have to be.

Now, don’t get me wrong for certain parts of your life you do have to be an adult. Being responsible, paying bills, being mature about situations and all that stuff requires a certain level of maturity that adults have. But inside, you can absolutely be a kid.

You can be carefree and happy about life. As a child life is simple, you don’t care about anything. And that is a mentality you can keep going. While life is a lot more complicated and messy as a grown up, the mentality of not sweating the small stuff can really help you be happier. And that is definitely something we could all use a little more in our life.

We also don’t really care what others think of us when we’re young. We haven’t yet let comments start affecting how we see ourselves and how we act. But I say, screw that! Be silly, dance in public, make stupid jokes and just don’t be afraid to be 100% you. People will always judge and make comments, so the more we realize that, the more okay we’ll be to do what we want.

The simple things used to make your day. Like having ice cream, or a nice word from someone. Let those things be enough today too. Let a smile from someone brighten your day. Or helping someone bring you joy. Sure, the big things are memorable and amazing. But those happen a lot less often than small simple things. And when you look back at your day, what you typically remember is how one small act of kindness made an impact on your day. Life is made of the small moments, so make sure you don’t miss them.

Growing up is overrated. Stay a kid at heart. Laugh til it hurts. Jump for joy in the middle of a candy store. Offer a nice word to a stranger. Stop caring what others have to say about you. Because the only opinion that matters is what you think of yourself, and if you’re happy with who you are, then the rest is irrelevant. Don’t grow up inside, because being a kid at heart might make you happier than you ever could be as an adult.

Much Love Always,

xx

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