on February 21, 2020

Hello Students and Teachers,

Today  I will talk  about  a very important subject, which is : LOVING YOURSELVES ENOUGH!
All through your lives you will encounter all sorts of people: people who are kind, people who are not, people who mean well and people who do not; people you can trust and people you cannot trust, people who will do good things for you and people who will not.
While you get old enough to know what  sort of people you are dealing with you should rely  on the experience of your parents, and of the people who really love and care for you.
You will always find a bully, who is ready to make fun of you; or a classmate who is not empathetic to your needs and feelings.
You have to love yourself enough to be strong, to not give in to these person’s insults, to be strong enough to ignore them or to ask them to stop being disrespectful.
You have to love yourself enough to do good things for yourself, actions that will make you a better human being, and to say words that will not harm or offend anyone else.
You have to love yourself enough to avoid talking to strangers, because if you do not know someone you don’t know if they are going to act in a kind way towards you or if they are going to take advantage of you.
You have to love yourself enough to listen to what your parents and teachers tell you that is good for you, and be strong enough to resist temptation.
There will always be classmates or people who will try to make you do things that you know are wrong. Resist! Resit with all your might! And if you find that it is very difficult to resist, tell your parents or teachers immediately, but never, never do something that you know to be wrong or hurtful.
Never, ever, accept the invitation of a stranger or even people you might know casually, who tell you they will give you candy or toys or a puppy if you go with them. Never go with anyone except your parents or a person they give you permission to go with.
If you are in a public place, like in  a movie theater, or a park, or the beach,  for example, and someone  touches you, immediately move away and tell your parents or an adult.
You should always take care of yourselves. Always love yourselves enough to do it.
We are living in difficult times, this is why you should be especially careful and respectful of your parent’s and teacher’s rules.
People who love you enough want you to be safe and happy.
So remember, love yourselves enough to take good care of yourselves and to think before you react.
I know this is especially difficult. Most of the time we just react to other people’s words or actions. But it is far better to think before we react. This  will give you time to think if what you will say is either helpful or kind; it will give you time to think if what you are about to do is good for you or not.
A long time ago, when I was in the university and I was just 16 years old there was a girl in our group who loved to make other people feel bad. She used to make fun of every other girl and laugh at them. When she saw me  she would laugh at me and say things that she thought would make me react angrily. But I always resisted.  Never reacted. On the contrary, I always ignored her. Eventually she got tired of not getting a reaction from me and left me alone.
Many years afterwards, we met at a party and she came to me and told me: “Lilian, I have always admired you, because of all the girls I teased and made fun of, you were the only one who ignored me. I am sorry.”
So many times it is better to ignore the bully, unless they are doing physical harm to you, then you should tell and adult immediately.
There is a saying by a great german author and  philosopher who lived many years ago, his name was  Friedrich Nietzsche, he  said:   “Whatever does not destroy you, makes you stronger.”
This means that all that you live through, the sad and difficult times, will make a better person out of you.
So always love yourselves enough to resist what is not good for you and to do what will make you a better human being.



  1. Miss Yulene 3A says:

    Dear Miss Lilian:

    My students agree with every single word you said, they say that they know that they need to respect themselves and be careful. We agree that we need to love ourselves, and do what we think is right! I am happy to say that in our class we have very empathetic students that worry about each other and help each other too. I have always recognized that to them and congratulated them for being the way they are with each other.

    We love you and thank you for your words.


    Miss you!


  2. Penelope Mancilla says:

    Dear Miss Lilian,

    We will always ignore a bully that wants to make us react in a mean way. With your words, the words from our parents, and teachers we are aware of the bad people out there. Thank you for reminding us to love ourselves, we really appreciate all of the attention you give to us. You also take a lot of care Miss, we love you very much.

    Miss Penelope and 3rd B


  3. Sarah Carpio says:

    Dear Miss Lilian,
    My students were very interested. They even said that they watched videos telling you how you can take care of yourself if someone wants to do something wrong to you. They also shared some examples about respecting and loving yourself enough, and being brave to say if something bothers you or makes you feel bad.
    Thank you for sharing this with our students…



  4. Patty Boccaccio says:

    Dear Miss Lilian. thank you for sending us this wonderful and so useful information.
    As I was reading to my students, I quickly saw their little faces change from normal to concerned, I stopped every once and a while to talk to them,try to put their minds at ease, and hear their opinions on the matter, turns out they had so much to say, fortunately their parents have talked to them about not talking to strangers, thank God!!
    Thank you again for sending this, it really helps to talk to our students and reassure them always.

    Have a great weekend
    Love 2A


  5. Miriam says:

    We appreciate taking your time writing to us and always thinking about us. My students commented that it is very important to be safe and aware.
    We love !!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. soraya says:

    Dear Miss Lilian, thank you for always thinking about us. We appreciate that you always have concern for us. We are going to be very careful and aware of our surroundings.
    Love you!!!! 😉
    Have a wonderful weekend.


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