Author's Notes: This is for LadyLuna78 who recently passed away. She was only 15. It saddens me to know that she never truly got to live out her life. I didn't think I would have the chance to share this poem with you guys but after hearing about Bethany, I felt compelled to post this poem. Actually, I felt compelled to do something, anything for her. In that aspect then I'm hoping that all of you will walk away from this poem with the overall message of not taking life for granted. After all, tomorrow is not guaranteed for none of us.

Disclaimer: I don't own the TMNT franchise.

May God forever be with Bethany and all of her loved ones

May she find eternal happiness, love, comfort and peace

She shall be missed dearly but never forgotten

Stop worrying about finding the perfect person.

Stop blaming yourself for everything that's happened.

Stop living life in the past.

Stop wallowing in your own grief and self hatred.

Stop feeling as though there's nothing left for you in this life.

Stop blaming anyone and everyone for your choices.

Stop pushing away the people who are trying to help you.

Stop killing yourself by keeping your wounds open.

Stop pouring more salt and vinegar upon your wounds so they can heal.

Stop trying to nurse your broken heart alone.

Stop making it seem as though you're a lost soul with no one to turn to.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Stop making excuses.

Stop keeping your dreams from coming true and live a little.

Stop holding all of your negative feelings inside.

Stop wishing things could have gone differently.

Stop asking everyone what you should do and listen to your own heart for a change.

Stop asking everyone for advice on everything.

Stop dreaming of what could have been, should have been and would have been.

Stop drowning your sorrows with anything you can find.

Stop trying to numb the pain.

Stop trying to hinder the healing process.

Stop thinking so lowly of yourself.

Stop trying to fill the void within you with whatever makes you feel better.

Life's too short to waste it away with all of these feelings of doubt, regret and wishful thinking so please start living life like there's no tomorrow.