Recently, I wrote a letter to my younger self. In it I shared pieces of advice I wish I had known or hadn't heard enough. Writing this letter gave me such a sense of relief and release.
As Valentine's Day approaches I want to encourage you to love yourself in a new way this year. Whether you are married, dating, or single; take time for self-care and self-love on Valentine's Day 2016. As a part of that self-care journey, consider writing your own letter to your younger self. Write with love, compassion, care, and transparency. It may be painful. It may be easy. It may bring joy to your heart. It may cause you to face some self-limiting beliefs. Whatever it brings up, let it come. I am certain you will be a better, braver, bolder, and more beautiful you afterward.
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In Abundant Love,
Yes, you. Little chocolate girl. Guess what? You are amazing!
You may think you are unattractive with your dark skin, but you are not.
You might think you are not a great speaker with a slight lisp, but you are a great speaker.
You might think that because your father is not in your life you are unlovable, but you are lovable.
You might think a myriad of negative things that all tell you that you are not good enough but guess what, they are all lies to keep you bound, scared and hopeless.
Get over the lies so you can live the truth which is:
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are smart and kind and important.
You are loved and lovable and filled with gifts and talents.
You have a great future in store, but you will have to fight for it. Fight sexism and racism and classism. Fight through love and truth and affirmative action. Fight and fight well.
Always believe in God for He is the only way to your destiny, real love and truth. Always believe in yourself and your gifts and talents no matter what. Always believe in second chances and third chances and 500th chances. Always believe in love and romance, good friends and good sex. Always believe in helping others as much as you help yourself. Always give of your time and talents to people who can not pay for them. Always work hard, love harder, and pray hardest.
Know your value and your worth and never give discounts or advertise. Cause things of value will be known by those who can appreciate and afford them, no advertising needed. Love and forgive all people including yourself and try I mean really try to reach your goals. Never stop until you do.
Live life fully and unapologetically, without fear or restraint always believing the best in people. Pray always, Rejection isn't always bad sometimes it is a saving grace and its not personal. Trust God and yourself. Have lots of kids with a man who wants lots of kids. Laugh and play and have good friends. Be a good friend.
Lastly, enjoy life because you don't get out alive so make the best of it.
I love you now and will always.