You are the author of your life. You can accomplish magnificent things, for you are the author of your life. Be wise with your decisions; your stories will craft who you are and how others perceive you. The direction you take your life, is completely yours. There may be turbulent waters but your attitude will determine how you weather each storm. If you make a mistake, it doesn't mean that your fate has been sealed. At any time, you can course correct with an apology or forgiveness. Look for the lessons in a hardship; it will help you navigate through and around future obstacles. Disappointments provide opportunities, wisdom, tenacity and strength. Your story will impact others in small and great ways. You will meet people along the way that will help steer you, encourage you, and lift you to your feet when you fall. My sweet child, these people are lighthouses that God has placed before you to remove darkness and light a path. Treat them kindly and thank them for their guidance. Know that someday you will be a lighthouse for others. Go forth in life and write of great adventures, lasting friendships, and true love. Weave peace into your story and all that brings you joy. Walk slowly in life to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Be brave; you might be afraid- but go forth anyway to conquer your fears. Be patient with others, to allow their potential to shine. Most importantly, be patient with yourself so you can you find the serenity in a calm sea. You will travel far on your journey through life because it is your hand at the helm, you set the compass, and you chart your own course. You will accomplish magnificent things, for you are the author, of your life.