Don’t lose your innocence.
Don’t lose that little sparkle in your eye from fascination.
Don’t stop seeing the beauty in everyone.
Don’t quit staying up late dreaming about anything and everything.
Don’t let them tell you who you are.
Don’t allow yourself to close up like a shell.
Don’t listen to the boy next to you, comparing his distorted views of beauty.
Don’t let them tell you you’re too young to understand.
Don’t be afraid to do what makes YOU happy.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to others.
Don’t refrain from asking for help, because everyone needs it sometimes.
Please don’t stop.
You are beautiful. You are kind. You are important.
Your words are valued. Your thoughts are unique.
You are needed.