Dear Younger Self…

Letter to my Younger Self
What would you say to your Younger Self?
  •  The most important relationship is the one you have with God.
  •  Establish your independence while you’re young and allow nobody to take that away from you.
  •  Define who YOU are and remain true to yourself. Always.
  •  Find someone to share your life with only when you are ready. And happy.
  •  You are complete; you don’t need anyone else to make you feel whole.
  •  Education is extremely important. And it isn’t just about “book knowledge”. Learning NEVER stops.
  •  READ. As much as possible. Embrace the Public Library.
  •  Take care of yourself ~ mind, soul, body ~ as best as you can; your health, as you get older, depends on it.
  •  Enjoy your time with your loved ones. Time is limited. No regrets.
  •  Cherish your friends.
  •  Say “I love you” often. Say “I’m sorry” when necessary. And mean it.
  •  Money, material possessions aren’t everything.
  •  You can lose everything you have in a heartbeat.
  •  There is a lesson in every bad experience you have. Be mindful of it.
  • Understand the balances of life. The bad things help us to fully appreciate the wonderful things.
  • Appreciate the simpler times. Technology sometimes creates more problems than solutions
  •  Toxic people do not deserve a place in your life; don’t be afraid to sever ties, if necessary.
  •  Dignity, grace, compassion, gentleness, kindness, gratitude, generosity, acceptance, honesty, patience are all must-haves.
  •  Never perpetuate hate. There is far too much in the world already.
  •  Understand that this letter is a work in progress and I’ll be adding to it accordingly (read: as I learn more, myself). Watch this space.

Love,
Older (but still young-at-heart) Self.

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