Posts Tagged ‘young people’

Use Your Intuition

Dear Young Ladies and Gentleman,

I remember when I was a young girl my Mom spent a lot of time and energy teaching me how to pray and how to listen and become sensitive to the voice of God.  As a child my Mom used to say, “If you are ever at school or out with friends and you get a feeling that you need to leave a place, then leave that place immediately.” As a kid, I thought that this was funny.  One day while in elementary school I was at school late and only a few people were in the school office, but all of the other kids and teachers had gone for the day.  I had a weird feeling, but I did not see anyone around, so I ignored the feeling.  As I was waiting on the side of the school a young boy from my class came up to me with a knife and tried to force me to do something. I distracted him for a minute and ran into the office and told the adults. He was taken to a detention center.  After this incident, I was so grateful that my Mom had given me the advice about using my intuition.

This week I want to remind you all that you too have intuition.  Some people call intuition your conscience.  Please do not ignore your intuition during this year, especially while at school, parties, the mall, or anywhere. If you are out somewhere and you get the feeling that you need to get out of that place, then follow that intuition because it could save your life.

Remember that I love you and I am always praying for you.


I Applaud Your Bravery!

Dear Young Ladies and Gentlemen,

I know that our world seems to be getting crazier and crazier everyday.  Despite the issues in our world you all still manage to get up everyday and participate in activities, attend school, spend time with family and friends, and pursue your goals.

Simply put, you are living in a highly advanced period of time in our history, but you are also faced with the moral decline of our society.  I just wanted to say, “I APPLAUD YOUR BRAVERY!”  Please continue to stay the course and discover the purpose for your life.  Do NOT allow any circumstance to deter you from your goals and dreams.

Please leave a comment and share with other young people about how you manage your daily issues.


Ask Judith!

Hello Young Ladies and Young Gentleman,

Are you between the ages of 10 to 19 years old?  Do you have any questions about bullying, family issues, school issues, or career counseling?  If so, feel free to go the TVI: JWJ web site and ask your question to Judith. She will be answering your questions personally.

Have a great week and we hope to hear from you!


No One Owes U!

Dear Young Ladies & Gentleman:

I hope that you all are having a great new school semester. If you are no longer in school, I hope that you are personally developing yourselves by reading books, doing research, speaking or interviewing with mentors in your field, and attending community and other conferences in your fields of interest.

I was washing the dishes the other day and I heard my Dad’s voice say, “Always take your time and do your work in a great way. If you do a great job you will always have employment or perhaps you will own your own business as long as you do NOT act like someone owes you something.”

These days I see many young people who do not believe that they need to work hard. Some young people have such a bad attitude that they have made themselves unemployable. Other young people feel that it is acceptable to show up late to class and be disrespectful to classmates and teachers. As a former High School Substitute Teacher, I often cringe when I see this kind of behavior, because I wonder whether or not these young people will be successful in this world with their bad habits. Always, remember that bad habits can be broken and that you can create new more positive habits. I know that life is complicated, but you as young people need to understand that you have to work for everything that this life affords you. We all face obstacles in life, but the people who work the hardest, usually achieve the most. Working hard really does pay off!!

Remember that I love you and that I am always praying for your success.

Leave a comment and tell me how you feel about hard work and showing up on time for class or work. What are you doing right now to reach your goals?

Mentors Lead The Way

Hi Young Ladies and Gentleman:

I sincerely hope that you all have been doing well.

Do you know what a mentor is? A mentor is someone who can lead you to a goal that you may have. A mentor is someone who has already succeeded at the goal or idea that you have. The mentor will help to lead you to the desired goal with minimal mistakes, provided you follow their instructions.

If you have a school goal, career goal, or a personal goal in your life, it is never too early or late to find a trust-worthy mentor. In high school, I wanted to be a neuro-surgeon because I idolized Dr. Ben Carson, a famous brain surgeon. I did not have access to Dr. Carson, but I surrounded myself with professionals who were mentors in the MESA (math, engineering, science, achievement) Program. They helped me immensely. They even helped tutor me with Geometry because I had a terrible Geometry teacher at the time.

This year, make a commitment to find a trust-worthy mentor. Perhaps, you can ask an adult to help you find someone who is safe and who is interested in your future success. Most professionals really enjoy mentoring young people, so if you seek a mentor do not be afraid to speak with them or ask them for help.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions about mentors or if you would like to become a mentor.

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