Quit being a nice girl to the world.
Start being nicer to yourself.
Quit trying to fit in when you have outgrown
what was comfortable.
Seek first what your heart wants.
Quit people who care more about using you
as a mirror for their vanity than
how you feel on lightless days.
Hold tight instead
to those who have the courage
to tell their truths and bear their souls to you.
Quit trying to win the approval of the world.
Pride and glory are badges
of the foolish and Pharisaic.
Quit the reveries of yesteryears.
They are but faded painterly dreams;
deadweight holding you back
from reaching for a new world of possibilities.