My first day of high school was very intimidating, to say the least. I had been excited all summer, but when it time for the first day, I was petrified. I walked in and went directly to my locker. Everyone in the freshman hallway looked overwhelmed, so I knew I wasn’t alone.
When I got to my first class, sitting on all of the desks was a piece of paper with a quote on it. The paper read, “ Welcome Freshman! I came across this saying over the summer and wanted to share it with all of you. Try and take in the meaning and hopefully it will inspire you, as it has inspired me.”
Our Deepest Fear
By: Marianne Williamson
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
After I was finished reading, I sat at my desk and thought about the saying. I felt that my teacher was trying to tell us that we can accomplish anything, that we can make a difference in this world, and that we should strive for what we believe in.
The rest of my day went great. All of my anxiety was lost and I was excited again, to be in high school. I knew that at least one person didn’t see me as just an immature freshman, but as young adult. When I got home I pinned the saying up on my bulletin board in my room, where it still is at today, to remind me to always to my best...