Chatterbox: In This Month's Issue



You are all amazing beings. Lately I've heard some CBers saying not-good things about themselves, and they are just wrong. So for anyone who feels like they're worthless or everyone hates them or they will never amount to anything, I have something important for you. 






Pause. Let that sink in. Read it four or five times. Okay, now the next one.






Read that one four or five times, until it's burned into your brain. M'kay, now the last one.




Short and sweet. I want you to just read that over and over until at least one minute has elapsed. Cry, smile, do whatever. Now stand up and give yourself a big hug, ignore the person that's giving you weird looks. They don't know how awesome you are. Go give them a hug, maybe, but you don't have to if you don't want to. 

Now read this whole thing again, just to make sure it's made an impact. Okay? You should be feeling a little better about yourself by now. If you don't, you should give yourself another hug. Maybe ask for a random out-of-context hug from your parents or siblings, if they'll give it. Go dig up a long-forgotten stuffed animal and hug that. 

If you are ever feeling like you aren't worth being a person, or anything remotely related to that, come/go tell someone. Pm me on nanowrimo, I'll gladly give encouragement. This is a safe place to talk about your feelings. Then go spread some love to others. Give someone a random out-of-context homemade gift. Put a sticky note on somebody's laptop telling them how awesome they are. Come back and read this if you don't really want any human interaction. And remember, you are an amazing human being. Or Mars being. Or inter-dimensional traveler. Or bunny rabbit, or whatever you want to be. 

Peace out, ur awesome! <3 

(Admins this goes for you too) 

And for you, too, Nyx. Thank you.


submitted by Nyx, age 13 years, earth
(November 4, 2020 - 8:36 pm)



Thank you so much! This has lightened my day. Espeically so because I'm home sick with a TERRIBLE cold. (not covid though.) Thanks again, Chicky

submitted by Chickadee, age 10, Maldives
(November 5, 2020 - 7:09 am)

TOP please 

submitted by sTOPit, age Top years, Topopolis
(November 5, 2020 - 8:40 am)

TOP please

submitted by Whispery TOPpingTime, age 13 TOPs, TOPpling
(November 5, 2020 - 10:45 am)

Nyx. Thank you. <3 <3

This is amazing. You actually made me cry a little, and trust me, that is hard. This is such a beautiful post and I think it's exactly what some of us needed. 

I don't have anything else to say, except I love you all. Every single one of you means so much to me, and I'm so glad I discovered this site. Keep being awesome. <3 <3 <3  

submitted by Starchaser, age 12, Pyrrhia, (she/her)
(November 5, 2020 - 8:59 am)

Aww, thank you, this made my life right now of anxiety and fear feel much better. Thank you Nyx

submitted by Kitty Cat, age teen, Gotham City
(November 5, 2020 - 10:53 am)

Thank you, Nyx. That was so beautiful, and I, too, have tears in my eyes. It was just the right blend of truth and kindness and caring and humor to completely make my day. Thank you so much.

submitted by PygmyOwl
(November 5, 2020 - 12:19 pm)

YES!! THIS IS SO AMAZING AND GORGEOUS, NYX. We all needed that, I think. Everyone--be positive about yourselves! You. Are. Amazing. Go spread the kindness!!

thanks again Nyx!!!!! 

submitted by Honeybee
(November 5, 2020 - 1:38 pm)

I'm so glad I decided to become semi-active on NaNoWriMo, and my sister directed me to where you said that you'd posted this. I . . . well, I already knew all of that. I recognize that we're all amazing. But this still made me (almost) cry.

See? I'm really bad at complimenting myself. Just look at this comment. It's full of times when I skipped over complimenting myself. Just did it again. So, I'm going to say it, and I dare everyone to say it too:

I am awesome.

I am special.

I am great.

I am loved. 

submitted by WordSong, age Forever, My bed
(November 5, 2020 - 2:40 pm)

Thank you so much, Nyx. This is the most wholesome, amazing thing I have ever read. Everyone needs to hear/read this right now. It was perfect. I actually cried a little bit. 

submitted by totalnightowl
(November 5, 2020 - 4:07 pm)

Thank you, Nyx! This is what I needed to see today. <3

Remember that you, too, are awesome and great and loved!

submitted by Kitten, age too young, to vote
(November 5, 2020 - 5:53 pm)

Nyx, THANK YOU! That really made me smile. You're awesome too! <3

submitted by Lupine, Platform 9 and 3/4
(November 5, 2020 - 9:04 pm)

Thank you. Everybody needs to realize this more often. Thank you.

submitted by Jade J., daydreams cafe
(November 5, 2020 - 9:49 pm)

Thank you SOOOOOOOOOO much, Nyx. I think we all needed this.

submitted by Moondrop
(November 6, 2020 - 8:27 am)

Oh my gosh Nyx



This is amazing


I sometimes let personal problems get me down. And then it's hard to get back up. I might have to save this in a document  for when they get me down again



Thank you




so freaking much

submitted by Alex
(November 6, 2020 - 1:49 pm)

Thanks so much, Nyx.  This is much-needed and very encouraging.

submitted by Sterling
(November 6, 2020 - 1:54 pm)