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A Daily Reminder: Life’s Short

A daily reminder to be a good person, life’s short.

Smile at a stranger who is down in the dumps,

Lift their spirit and show them love.

Stop focusing on all the bad,

There’s too much going for you, for you to be sad.

‘Pay it forward’ the next time you go out,

Give the struggling mom something to be hopeful about.

Hug your parents and thank them when you can,

You never know God’s plan.

Stand up for yourself, your family, and friends too,

Don’t let anybody make you feel obsolete or blue.

Compliment someone sincerely,

I guarantee all day they’ll treasure it dearly.

Give some change to the homeless man on the street,

Who knows the next time he will eat?

Be respectful, stay humble, and know you’re still young,

There’s much more to learn than from Google on your phone.

Write letters, notes, and thank-you cards,

That personable quality will definitely go far.

Look up from your phone while walking around,

You’ll see this beauty of the world all about.

Don’t be afraid to go out of your way,

These little gestures could make someone’s day.


Gabby is a senior advertising and public relations major who loves Taylor Swift, iced coffee, anything that sparkles, and writing. Her favorite fictional character is Jenna Rink from 13 Going on 30, because she plans to be a "big time magazine editor" one day. Gabby is the the president and editor-in-chief of Her Campus at UCF and a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post. When she isn't writing (which isn't very often), you'll always find Gabby sitting front row of every UCF football game, at Starbucks, or watching re-runs of "Friends." She's got a fascination with New York City, and aspires to work in digital journalism. Follow Gabby on social media if you're interested in the commentary of an average 20-something, food, and the more-than-occassional selfie. Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest
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