Teens Self Help

A medium to express myself and talk about my feelings, hoping to inspire you... "Believe in yourself, in the power you have to control your own life day by day. Believe in the strength that you have deep inside and your faith will help show you the way. Believe in tomorrow and what it will bring. For things will work out if you trust and believe there is no limit to what you can do!" (Larry S. Chengges)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"What about you? What are you going to do?"

I have to admit that I loved watching Pope Francis (Papa Francisco) on TV while he was in Philadelphia. He seems to be such a gentle, humble and intelligent man; besides compassionate, caring, friendly and funny. I also loved his messages. In his homily at the Basilica he mentioned the story of Katharine Drexel and how the Pope of the time, Leo XIII asked her "What about you? What are you going to do?

These simple questions challenged young Katharine and made her believe that she had an important purpose in her life, an important mission to try to make this world a better place. She understood the importance of helping others and of giving her life to serve her church and to serve humanity - a beautiful commitment. Saint Katharine Drexel used her personal fortune to fund schools for Native Americans and African Americans. She was canonized in 2000. She was a great example to all!

We must always ask these questions to ourselves: What about me? What am I going to do? What is going to be my contribution to make this world a little better? It doesn't have to be as generous and big as Saint Katharine's contribution; but just to try our best to find ways to be of service to others. When we give our all to a cause greater than ourselves, we feel immense joy and a great sense of accomplishment. The rewards (spiritual and mental) are tenfold (tremendous) and worth it!

So, think about these questions. Think about how you can help others (your friends, your family, people in need, and even yourself). Find some time during the school year, or during the month, or even every day to do something (no matter how little) for others. Random acts of kindness will give you immense happiness, I promise! I challenge you to take this on!