Sunday, October 21, 2012

Talking to Myself Again

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and tell the younger you a few things about life? You may have noticed a book or two filled with people writing letters to their young selves. What good does that do? We can't travel back in time and take ourselves up on that advice! Wouldn't it make more sense to write our current selves a letter from the future? I'm not talking about actual time travel (when I get that machine working I'll let you know). What would the older and wiser you say to the you of today? 

Dear Rachael,
Today is your birthday. I remember this one well. You've just gotten home from a sunset walk and started thinking about how much you've learned in your thirty three years and how much more you want to grow.  Keep ahold of this feeling of growing and becoming. Be gentle with yourself and compassionate to everyone you meet. I won't give away any of the good bits, but your life will be so full. You'll encounter difficult situations, people and events but you have everything you need right there inside of you. Don't be afraid. Fear will only lie to you. Wondrous things are waiting. Keep your eyes clear and your heart open. Soak up every single moment to get you through the harder times. People will come and go as they should. Don't hold on too tightly and don't push too hard. Just be yourself. Live inside every day as if it's all there is, because it is. 
Happy Birthday,
Your Future Self


  1. I just love this. Good job you.

  2. Love it! And I love you and your future self.