Promote the spirit of mentoring as you encourage youth

Some years ago I came across these words of encouragement written by Collin McCarty. They can motivate and inspire anyone working with youth in the role of a non-judgmental cheerleader who wants to model the spirit of mentoring from the heart.

24 Things to Always Remember … and One Thing to Never Forget

Your presence is a present to the world.
You’re unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be.
Take the days just one at a time.

Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You’ll make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don’t put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize.

Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem,
the heavier it gets.
Don’t take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot… goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life’s treasures are people… together.

Realize that it’s never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have health and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.

And don’t ever forget…
for even a day… how very SPECIAL you are.

© Collin McCarty

Resources to encourage anyone working with youth

A reminder that if you are looking for tips, strategies, true stories to encourage youth to reach their potential, these are easy to access through the Mentoring Matters website. Five EBooks have been completed. These promote the spirit of mentoring. All in all, over 1000 tips and strategies within over 300 pages. EBooks 1, 2 and 4 are FREE. Simply download your FREE EBook 1. This has the link to collect your free copies of EBooks 2 and 4. If you already have your FREE copy of EBook 1 and have yet to download your FREE copies of EBooks 2 and 4 click here to hasten the process. Be patient as you open the folder!


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