A Letter to my Younger Self
You’re such a sweet heart… I wish you would allow more people to see it. Imagine how different things would be if people knew how much you laugh and joke behind closed doors and circles! Sometimes life has a way of hitting hard. Don’t lose that smile. Don’t lose the life in your eyes. We both know that parents don’t know everything, but they know a great deal. Listen to them. It will keep you out of harm’s way. It’s imperative that you get to know and accept yourself as soon as you can. This will prevent you from being put in boxes, seeking validation and acceptance, or all together pretending to be someone you aren’t. Size 3 or 13, you’re beautiful inside and out. You have always been a dreamer-never stop dreaming. Use your passion for words to help you during hard times but more importantly commit that passion and gift to God. You will encounter malicious people. The world is full of them. Some of them will pretend to love you, others will blatantly show that they don’t. Do not allow them to change who you are unless its for the better. Otherwise you have let them win, and we both know how much you hate to lose! Guys are a dime a dozen. The one that really cares will respect your convictions and will show interest in your goals, he’ll admire your physique without objectifying it, and he will value your soul. Should you encounter guys that present qualities other than these, and you will, don’t entertain them. You know your worth. Do not be ashamed to assert it. Heartbreak may or may not be inevitable. I haven’t figured that part out yet, just know that God heals broken hearts and spirits and you don’t have go through life broken. It’s okay to cry sometimes. You’ll find that a “good cry” will do you good from time to time. Appreciate life, God, peace of mind, family, Godly connections, and even chaos. Make the best of every situation. Don’t be lazy-you’ll have plenty of time to sleep. Love God at your tender age and don’t be so anxious to see what all the world has to offer. Don’t be fooled by the appearance of riotous and carefree living. It has it’s consequences. The devil wants to sift you as wheat. He’ll try to do anything he can but remember that your heel will bruise his head. You are a winner through Christ Jesus and every thought and plan He has for your life is good. Continue through life with hope or you will die without it. Love love in everyway imaginable. God will see you through every situation. Be courageous. Everything will be fine.