You Are Amazing.

It's official. All five of our sons are back in school, eye-rollingly obliging me with the traditional "stand in the driveway and smile quickly so I can take a photo and never forget this moment" picture. Well, I got one of everybody except Jack. It wasn't the battle I wanted to go down with today.

Twins First Day of 5th Grade
School supplies? Check. Lunches packed? Check. Nice, hot breakfast to start the day? Check. But I missed the singular most important thing. Three simple words. Three words we ALL need to hear.
You Are Amazing.
Sadly, the older our kids get, the less likely they are to feel amazing. What they'll feel is pressure. And stress. It's a part of life. Part of growing up. I'm not talking about participation trophies or rewarding kids for stupid stuff they should know how to do. What I'm referring to is teaching my boys that they are all amazing. Different? Yes. Perfect? No. Amazing? Absol-freaking-lutely.
Ryan's First Day at Carlow (7th grade)
YOU are amazing. No one is like you. No one IS you. No one does what you do, and no ones does it how you do it. You are special. And you should never forget it.
In a world so judgy, so hell-bent on division, so mired in hypocrisy, hear it now.
You. Are. Amazing.
Now, say it to yourself. Say it to someone you love. Say it to someone who needs to hear it. Shout it from the mountaintops!!! Maybe saying it aloud will make it sink in a bit... so that tomorrow, when you wake up and look in the mirror... you won't just think you're amazing. You'll know you are.


  • Dear Mrs Bell,
    I don’t know the message you have been conveying to the groups you speak with, however I am suppose to write you, and advise you to introduce God, specifically Jesus Christ, and his bride into all of your Messages. The genius of the Catholic Church is beyond all human consideration and comprehension, even when members of THE CHURCH fall pray to the evils of this world. Remember (“WE” ARE THE CHURCH) and CHRIST is the HEAD. One bad police officer does not mean all are bad, one bad fireman does not mean all are bad. We don’t condemn all police, or all fireman because one of their members had evil influence them. Why do we condemn the entire Church, and at the same time condemn ourselves, due to the evil actions of some of its members? As my wife would say I don’t know you from a can of paint, but you should be in Church. Go to MASS! Why? Because GOD IS AMAZING!!! Then take your message and give it to others infused with the wisdom of the Almighty GOD. In the name of The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Meet with Bishop Zubik.

  • When you focus on the good in people it is easy to see how amazing they are, and the true gift is, when you can look at yourself in the mirror and KNOW that “I am amazing”. What a fantastic way to live!


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