Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Me -

There is so much that I want to tell you about this wonderful journey that you are undertaking.  You will have many obstacles to overcome and choices to make.  And even though at times it will feel as if you are stuck in a cycle of hopelessness and despair, it will all come out right in the end.  Those challenges will become the brick and mortar that form the foundation for the woman you are to become.

You are courageous, although you don't know it yet.  You have an inner drive that seeks answers and compels you to act upon your curiosity.  You will  learn to let go of your fears in order to live your life authentically - it will be a long process, and you will learn so many valuable lessons along the way!

Please remember these important words:
    • You are both loving AND lovable
    • Hook up with God or a Higher Power sooner rather than later
    • Other people's opinions about you are not fact
    • Feelings are not facts, but acknowledge and learn from those feelings
    • Follow your passion
    • Find out who YOU are, and stay true to yourself
    • Take risks - don't opt for safety over opportunity
    • Laugh often and find the humor that lives within most situations
    • Nothing lasts forever, whether it be good or bad
    • Life is short; find something that brings you joy in each day that you are given
    • Don't allow fear to dictate your choices
    • You will never "arrive" - life is a journey and ever-changing
    • Play more - even when you are an adult!

      Chocolate Covered Daydreams is a fellow blogger with a wonderful sense of humor and a down to earth attitude toward life in general.  Not only does she make me laugh, she also makes me think.  She's having a giveaway for a Wii Fit Plus that ends on December 14th Rules:  Answer the following question--- If you could write a letter to your younger self, giving advice for the future, what would you say?
      I entered with the above post, and you can too!  Just click HERE for the giveaway rules!


      1. Great job Saranne. "Find out who YOU are" is fabulous advice!
        Happy holidays,

      2. Oh I love your letter, something we all should do is write a letter to ourselves which include your words of wisdom.....:-) hugs

      3. Saranne, such great words of wisdom! You are officially entered into the giveaway! Thank you so much!

      4. I am lovin' reading all your letters to your younger self's. Yours is right on top. I'm just not ready to open that can of worms again. My daddy's words caused many wounds in my younger life. Please don't mention it on my blog, my parents are reading. Thanks so much for sharing so much of yourself.

        God bless and have yourself one terrific day!!!

      5. Really good advice, Saranne! I particularly think #3 would have been most helpful had I learned it much earlier myself - as it is, it took me 'til I was 50 to get that.

      6. This is a great letter!

        "Follow your passion"... A great one to remember. I remind my daughter of this everyday. :)

      7. I'm glad I wrote and posted my letter to myself before reading yours, or I wouldn't have bothered posting to the contest. Fantastic letter!