Sadie Robertson is accustomed to being in the spotlight. Her rise to fame began with her appearance on A&E's "Duck Dynasty" in 2012 as a member of the Robertson family and has led to fashion shows and appearances on "Dancing with the Stars."
Although her life has changed since 2012, Robertson recognizes the importance of being yourself regardless of your situation and emphasizes that in her new book.
"Live Original: "How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps it Real and Stays True to Her Values," was released Tuesday, Oct. 28.
"My dad nicknamed me 'The Original' when I was around 5," Robertson told the Boston Herald. "It means being the person who God made you to be and not trying to be anybody else. I wanted to encourage other people who may need a little boost."
The book includes chapters with inspirational titles such as "Think Happy, Be Happy," "You Can Only Fix You," "Let Your Smile Change the World" and "Shake the Hate."
In the first chapter of the book, Robertson writes, "If there is one thing my family hears a lot, it’s this: 'Happy, happy, happy.' ... I like being part of a family that’s happy! I know that not everyone has a happy family, but we can still choose to live a happy life because happiness starts with what’s inside of us, not with what we have or do not have. If we can think happy, we can be happy."
Other sections of the book touch on topics that Robertson deals with as a teenager, such as dating and her choice to refrain from sexual intimacy before marriage.
"My boyfriend is very supportive of me publicly displaying my decision to be pure until marriage," Robertson told Inside Edition. "I think it's also important because as teenagers we always get the talk from adults, and it's one thing to hear it from somebody that went through it and is an adult and is older than you, but it's another thing to hear it from somebody who's going through it with you.
"I think it's important for a teenager to hear it from another teenager ... because a lot of times it's just an insecurity that everybody else is doing it. So it's good to show that you can be different and still be cool."
Robertson took to Instagram Tuesday, expressing her belief that everyone is 'a beautiful child of God.'
& today is the day. My book Live Original is out. I am thankful to God for blessing me with the opportunity to write this book. I pray that many lives are touched through this book. I pray people realize that they are a beautiful child of God, and become confident in that. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. (Hebrews 10:35 NIV)♥️
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