Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Letter to Me

I love that song by Brad Paisley entitled "A Letter to Me".

If you don't know the song, it's about a grown man who wishes he could write a letter to himself as a teenager giving himself tips about life and how to get by.

I'm not sure why, but this song is stuck in my head today and it got me thinking about what I would say if I could write a letter to myself.

Have you ever wondered what you would say to yourself as a child?

Dear Jennifer;

You don't know me, but one day you will.  You were born to do amazing things.

I know it doesn't always seem like it, but there is love for you everywhere, no matter how invisible you feel at times.  I've learned that this feeling of being invisible is really common amongst children and you are totally normal and there is nothing wrong with you!

You work so hard to get good grades in school, most of the knowledge you will need however won't come from text book or a teacher.  It will come from a place within you.  It's a place you already know very well and all you need to do is practice listening to that wisdom and using it when you can.
If you only knew how much your smile would light up rooms and melt sadness and fear, you would show it off more often.

You know all those dreams you have that others laugh at.  Keep those alive inside of you and don't let anyone knock them loose.  You fulfill every single one of those dreams.  

There are going to be many bumps in the road of life, you manage each one of them just fine, always brushing yourself off and setting off to the next thing.

You know that hunch you have about marrying the Merritt boy?  That one's right on the money, and it's a special relationship the two of you have.  You'll finally know unconditional love, you'll finally know what it's like to have someone appreciate and admire you.  You have so much to offer eachother.  But you know that already, don't you?

Make sure to always say what you feel, even if you think someone's feelings will get hurt.  It's important to speak your truth, to share your feelings and thoughts.  More important than you realize.

And just so you know, parents don't get divorced because their kids did something wrong, they get divorced because they don't love eachother the way they used to and they want something more for eachother.  Your Mom and Dad will always be proud of you no matter what!

You grow into a beautiful, strong and healthy woman.  You'll be a great mom, one of your greatest dreams!

All that you think you are, small, unimportant, fragile, invisible and "uncool".  You couldn't be further from the truth.  You are powerful, important and strong.

You have a very important role in this life and I am so very proud to be who you are.


You @ 38.


  1. 38 OMG
    This is a great exercise for adults and children :)
    I just may incorporate is somewhere (wink, wink)

    I just have to add, if you wrote a letter about how amazing you really are. I would be reading your blog all day :)


  2. Thanks L!

    Heather, we may share the same brain! Depending on who you ask, that may not be a good thing!

    xoxoxoxo to you girls!

  3. This one brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful letter from an amazing woman. You are right about your smile lighting up the world and you are much loved. Especially by me.

  4. It takes great courage to be completely vulnerable and open such as you have been in this post. I might steal this tip too, sorry girl you are too cool.

  5. Hi Jenn,
    Very beautiful words. I think teachers could use this excercise in their classrooms as well!


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