You Are An Inspiration

You are an inspiration

Hey guys, it’s Michelle! It’s been a while since I’ve been on here as I was busy with school and last time I forgot to post (oops), but I’m back now! This time our theme is about inspiring teens, but instead of focussing on a specific teenager, I will be talking about how any of us teenagers (do I still qualify as one? I’m eighteen and certainly still feel like one!) can be and are inspiring.

We can’t be all Malala Yousafzai, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be inspiring, even if it’s not to the entire world. You can be an inspiration to those around you, just by simply being you and being there for them. You can be inspiring by speaking your mind, even if it’s just in your own living room to your parents and siblings. You can be inspiring by smiling even when there’s nothing to smile for. You can be inspiring by working hard, being kind to others and helping them. Simply by being there for someone, you can be an inspiration.

Maybe you haven’t been on television. Maybe you haven’t held a speech in front of a big crowd and several cameras. Maybe you haven’t written an influential book. Maybe your blog isn’t read by millions, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t influential. Who knows how much you inspire those around you? And remember, if you want to make a change in the world, you still have time. You’re still young and you already have a lot going on. No one will blame you for being a regular teenager, besides, like I said, being a regular teen doesn’t mean you are not inspiring. Everyone is inspiring to someone in their own way.

Michelle is an 18-year old book and writing blogger who blogs at The Writing Hufflepuff, where she also talks about personal things and other interests. You can also tweet her at @writingbadger.

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