I created Positive Pocket in 2011 in response to a bullying incident which left me feeling sad, angry, embarrassed, upset, and anxious. That night, I went on the computer, typed up some of my favorite positive sayings and included some pictures that I liked – ones that made me feel good. I printed them out, put clear tape over it so they wouldn’t rip, and placed them in my jean pocket. The next day, when I was feeling anxious or down, I discretely pulled out my card, read it to myself to remind myself that I’m alright, and placed it back in my pocket. Do you know what? It worked! I had rediscovered my strength, and self-confidence within me! I started to create more cards, and gave them out to family and friends, as well as created a website so that others could empower themselves. Now, in 2013, I’m 14 years old, and Positive Pocket serves as an anchor to help kids and adults who suffer from the negative effects of bullying, low self-esteem, self-confidence, and other social/emotional issues.