Have you ever written a love letter? I’m sure you have…you know before email.. Maybe you wrote one in high school or college. Writing a love letter is great because it allows you to express yourself in a beautiful, emotional and meaningful way. But what if you had to write a love letter to yourself? Could you do it? It’s almost Valentine’s Day and as you are working on gifts for the kids and your spouse, think about writing a love letter to yourself. It’s a great time to give to others but how about giving a little love to yourself. When was the last time you said “I love you” to yourself? Maybe never, right? I challenge you to write a love letter to yourself. I am going to share mine and hope it inspires you to do the same.
I love you. I know I forget to say it to you as much as I should but I really do. I love the way you have grown in the past 39 years…physically and emotionally. Valentine’s Day brings back so many great memories. Remember when __________ showed up with ____________ and how surprised we were. Epic right???? Anyway, as much I liked the past, I love your present. Your family is beautiful. I am so glad you met your husband and can experience love every day. Words can’t express how yummy Caleb is. I see the way you care for them and I beam with pride. You work so hard you work at making them happy. As you give some extra needed attention to Dyon and Caleb this weekend, I want you to take a minute for yourself.
Just a moment to take a deep breath and say “I Love You.” I love you just the way you are. I know you want to lose some weight and you hair isn’t behaving like you want. But you are perfect to me. I know you want to plan your next trip and get Caleb in the right school. All those things will happen. Don’t focus on that. Focus on what you love about yourself. Do something sweet for yourself.
Intentionally play your favorite Stevie Wonder song. Take a bubble bath at midnight when the world is quiet. Escape to a movie (if not to the theater, at least in the basement LOL). Focus on what you love about yourself. I love your loud laugh and how you want to always sing in tune. I love how you think your cleavage is an accessory and you try to wear them like a necklace! You are silly…such a girl…and wonderful in every way.
Go to the library and finish your book club book. Go try on some make up. I love how serious you are about a new lipstick. Guess what? The world’s problems won’t be solved today. Have a fun, gossipy talk with a friend that makes you laugh until you cry. Loving you is so easy and natural. I can’t wait to spend time with you again. Don’t be a stranger.