Monthly archives: March 2015

“A friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

Posted on Communication, Friendship, General March 18, 2015 by Mary George

“A friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”


 There are times in your life when you are able to reflect upon who the true friends in your life are – whether it is a traumatic experience, a truly joyous moment or the little things that you want to share that you know that particular friend will just “get.” What makes us have these thoughts about certain people in our lives? What is a true friend? Have you thought about the qualities in a friendship that are important to you?

I have been fortunate in my life to find friends that despite the distance between us and our inability to talk every day or even every week, our friendship is strong. They are the people that I know would be on my doorstep tomorrow if I called them and said that I needed them. To me, that says something for what is truly important in a friend, because I know to get to that point in a friendship we have developed over time a mutual trust, loyalty, kindness and love for one another – all qualities of a true friend. At My Remarkable Self we discuss with our students what qualities they think are important in a friend and why, and it never ceases to amaze us how thoughtful they are about what they view as important. As you talk to your children and help them navigate situations with their friends, help them to understand what the qualities of a true friend are and why they are important. This will benefit them throughout their lives as to who they surround themselves with and whose advice and opinions they will seek when they need guidance or help.

Check out or reread our blogs on our Friendship Archive as we talk about being a “Friendship” role model for your child, our “I AM, I CAN, I WILL” challenge and the rock star girls who reminded us what kindness truly is.
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Dear My Younger Self…

Posted on Feelings, Friendship, General, Self-Esteem March 11, 2015 by Mary George

“Dear Me…” As I think about those words and all of the thousands of things I would want to tell my younger self, such as “study harder and focus more, “ or “do not buy into the 80’s clothes trends,” or “that boy is SO not worth your time,” or “travel, travel, travel,” the true foundation of who I am and what I would want myself to know comes to mind.

Self Confidence – “Believe that you can do whatever you want to with the unique skills that you have as an individual. You a strong woman and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Do not hold back, YOU CAN do it.“

Self Awareness – “There will be times in your life when you think that you heart in breaking in a thousand pieces, but your strength, perseverance and ability to lean on your family and friends will lift you back up.”

Friendship – “You will be amazed by the incredible people that will make you a better person through their kindness, loyalty, thoughtfulness, humor, honesty and their extraordinary unconditional love.”

Life – “You will be okay and live every moment the very best that you can.”

What advice would YOU give your younger self?

In honor of International Women’s Day, join us in accepting YouTube’s invitation to empower teenage girls by sharing your fears, inspirations and hard-won wisdom in a video letter to your younger self. It all starts with two words: ‪#‎DearMe

Check it out here, share your insight and then PLEASE post it to our Facebook page – we would love to hear your inspirational wisdom and insight.