We can break the cycle. We can be that big strong oak in our family tree that everyone looks up to. We can be the one who changed it all for the better. We can be our present family and future family’s hero! But, first, here is the challenging part: We first must figure out what we want to change. Sometimes, some of the changes that we will want to make will be obvious, and other times it won’t be so easy.
If we come from families where there is a cycle of abuse, distrust, and other equally negative things, hopefully we can see beyond the chaos and choose better. However, sometimes we are so deeply rooted in our family’s ways that we can’t see the forest for the trees. Unfortunately, we may have never learned that there is a better way. We have to find a way to see beyond our own circumstances, and get past any indignation we might have of life being unfair. This is necessary if we are ever going to have a chance at breaking that negative cycle. Trust me. Learning to do this is for our own good, our present family’s good, and the good of our future family. It’s just a good thing to do. And we can do this! We can make a difference! We can dig our new roots down and in and sprout new branches of success up and out everywhere. And that’s a fact!
So, how do we get to this awesome place in our future if we don’t even know that we are doing something that is presently derailing us? Well, one way is to read about winners and then look around for winners to befriend. Next, look for what they do, that we don’t do yet.
Now teens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. Remember that we can break the cycle and lay the path for a new and better way. And once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…