Text -- 304-412-4065 Danny@DannyPettry.com

An 11-year-old girl had written an inspirational message on the dry erase board in the play therapy room.


I work full-time as a practitioner.

She told me that she left a message for me to share with staff and her peers.


Here is the message:

Dear beautiful:

Don’t keep friends/ partners in life who put you down or lie or hurt you.

Don’t let toxic people define you.

You’re worth it.

You don’t have to be friends with everyone, but still be nice to everyone.

  • Be brave.
  • Be strong.
  • Be lovely.
  • Be yourself.
  • Always love yourself

[Kids named omitted for privacy].

Need CEUs?

Click here to buy online self-study CEUs for CTRS recertification.