1. It's Okay
It's okay to feel less than awesome – to an extent. It happens to all of us. Don't beat yourself up because you're having a bad day, a bad week, or even a bad month.
2. You Don't Have to Be Perfect
Even if you think you do – especially if you think you do. No one's perfect. Do you expect anyone else to be perfect? Then don't expect the impossible of yourself, either.
3. Your Imperfections Are Perfect, Though
Your imperfections are flawless. Your flaws make you perfect. They're uniquely yours. You can always try to improve yourself, but if you hate the way you laugh or the way you look, if you have a scar or a wound, or if there's something that keeps you from thinking you're awesome, learn to embrace it. It's yours.
4. Your Smile Lights up the World
Don't believe me? Go smile in the mirror. Watch your eyes light up.
5. You Inspire Someone
Someone out there in this wide world is inspired by you. To someone out there, you are the reason they push.
6. You Make Other People Feel Awesome
Your mom. Your partner. Your best friend. The quiet girl in the corner of your morning class.
7. Today is Just a Day
It's one day. It will pass. Whatever's going on will pass, too.
8. People Rely on You
You enrich the lives of the people who care about you. They rely on you – sometimes for small things, sometimes for big things, but for something. They need you.
9. Your Pet Adores You
Have a dog or a cat? A rabbit? A hedgehog? Your pet loves you more than any other creature in the world. That's a pretty good reason to feel awesome.
10. You Have a Gift
I know you do. What is it? Are you a wonderful singer? An excellent storyteller? Are you good at teaching children? Can you turn ten cartwheels in a row? Even if it's small, I promise you have a gift.
11. There's an Adventure Waiting for You
Your personal adventure is waiting for you. Only you can decide what that is, but it's something to look forward to, right?
12. Someone out There Loves You
Doesn't matter if it's romantic or platonic. You are loved. You're loved because you're awesome.
13. And You Love Someone out There
Love can keep you going when nothing else can.
14. You're Breathing
Every breath is a gift. You get to experience this big, wide, crazy world we live in every single day. How awesome is that?
15. You're Beautiful
No matter what. I don't care what you look like. You are beautiful. Your soul is beautiful. Your heart is beautiful. You are a masterpiece.
16. The World is Better Because You're in It
Never doubt that. The world wouldn't be the same without you in it. You need to be here.
17. You're the Only You There is
There's only one of you. No one will ever replace you. No one will ever look or act or be exactly like you. So you are awesome, even when you don't think you are. You're awesome and I like you.