Dear Self, I love you. I really do. You are always there for me. No matter what, you are there. And starting today, we are together. We are on the same team. I love you for always being there for me. I love you for supporting me, giving me the air in my lungs, the blood in my veins, and the beat in my heart. Thank you for keeping me alive and healthy. I appreciate you for giving me a good instinct so I know when I am on the right path in life. You keep me protected and safe. Thank you for all of the joy and laughter you have brought into my life. You are the reason I can giggle and sing and dance and love. You have always had my back. Always.
So starting today, I will start to show you more love. I will appreciate you and care for you. I will start treating you better. I will dress you in outfits that you feel proud of wearing. I will feed you with food that makes you feel good. I won’t call you mean names anymore. I will keep you excited and energized, alert and stimulated by being kind. I will start to appreciate the fact that you take care of me, look after me, and protect me. This time, I will put you first. I will respect you and honor you and cherish you. Together, we are enough. Thank you self. I love you.
Have you ever taken a moment to write a love letter to yourself? Oftentimes, we are our own worst enemies. We don’t always show ourselves love. There are times when we get mad at ourselves. We don’t like what we do or we get disappointed in our behavior and actions. But instead of letting it go or forgiving ourselves, we get frustrated and mad. We criticize and say some really bad stuff to ourselves. We call ourselves names and beat ourselves up emotionally and mentally. We are so mean to ourselves! We try so hard to change ourselves and become someone that we aren’t. We compare ourselves to others and worry so much about what other people think of us. So we try to fix ourselves to act and behave like a person we were never meant to be. We spend time and energy wishing we were different.
Well we aren’t doing ourselves any favors! Instead of getting frustrated, how about we forgive. Instead of hating ourselves, our bodies, our actions…how about we show ourselves some respect and love. Let’s command joy today by writing ourselves a love letter.