Thursday, January 24, 2013

Life is Hard...

Hey K2 Kanakuk Friends, 
My heart is aching as I just read this poem by a blog I stumbled upon. I don't endorse her blog or her beliefs but the poem was beautiful and real and raw. It made me think of teens...the world that is encircling you. 

PARENTS: the number one things our kampers said on what they wish their parents knew was "IT'S HARD being a teenager." The second thing was "I am not perfect / There is so much pressure."

We have to start listening to you girls. You have to start talking and talking real and upfront. You have to start seeing YOU with all the wonderful elements that Your Creator put just in YOU to be YOU. 

it's hard to forget what others think and go after your dreams
it's hard to make your own opportunities
it's hard to let someone know how you really feel
it's hard to do the right thing when everyone around you isn't
it's hard to look in the mirror and like what you see
it's hard not to let negative comments fill your thoughts
it's hard to be the bigger person
it's hard to forgive
it's hard to smile at a total stranger
it's hard to be someone's friend, when you know they could careless
it's hard to be nice to someone who never returns the favor
it's hard to be yourself
it's hard to let things go
it's hard to fail
it's hard to hold your head high while others judge you
it's hard to always do the right thing
it's hard to wake up positive
it's hard not to judge others
it's hard not to gossip
it's hard to not let pride sink in
it's hard to help others when you could be doing something for yourself
it's hard to always do your best
it's hard being a teenager
it's hard to look and really see
it's hard not to yell and scream
it's hard not to swear
it's hard when your best isn't good enough

but when it all comes down to it; it's just hard

 being yourself.
Be awesome & Love Jesus, 
kanakuk ashley robbins

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