Monday, April 29, 2013

A Letter to Myself

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Dear Stacy,

I am so proud of you.

You wake up every day with your heart filled with happiness.

You truly feel a zest for life and excitement toward each new day.

You are so grateful for everything and everyone in your life.

You do not take your health for granted, instead you are thankful for your body.

You are in control of your thoughts so you speak kindly to yourself first thing in the morning, knowing this will set the tone for your whole day.

You are silly and playful.

Your laugh and smile are contagious.

You are hopelessly optimistic.

You start the day by looking in the mirror and smiling because you are beautiful.

You set your intention to be strong and kind and gentle to yourself and others you might meet during the day.

You strive for goals that leave you exhausted but stronger.

You love others with your whole heart.

You love watching others chase their dreams and succeed!

You are willing to give to others for as long as they need, however much they need.

You are willing to sacrifice your own feelings so that others may feel good.

You are a good listener.

You are a loyal, genuine and honest friend.

People are drawn to what you do because you are willing to share everything with them.

But sometimes………………the negative talk creeps in.  You whisper to yourself that you are not a very nice person.  That you feel chaotic.  You are not doing enough. You are selfish. You could be more to others.  You could be stronger.  You are not enough.  You are a failure, a disappointment.

Listen to that whisper.

She’s a piece of you that needs a little more attention and love in that moment.  Do not brush her off.

She needs you too.

And when the tears come, know that it is because you are taking the time to love yourself.  Let the tears soothe and comfort that little whisper.  Hug her.

Love her and nurture her and fill her back up with all the joy that you have in you.

You have everything you need right inside of you.  Take it. Use it.

You are the most important person in my life.  I am so thankful I know you.

You are less than a month out.  Hang on tight.  I AM HERE FOR YOU.  You have come so far and work so hard. KEEP PUSHING.  You are becoming the BEST YOU!

I am so proud of YOU!

Love,

Stacy

8 comments:

  1. I understand the negative thoughts, except the failure and disappointment. I can't think of anything you've failed at in the last 18 years. You are definitely not a disappointment(not possible). I AM HERE FOR YOU.

    P.S.- I am so proud of you.

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  2. I think I need to get a letter from myself. Awesome!

    Bobbi

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  3. awesome.
    we should all take time to do this!!!!

    sending you hugs!!!!
    you. rock.

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  4. Stacy, I have tears rolling down my face after reading what you wrote. How you do all you do, and "be" all you are, to everyone, is beyond my comprehension!

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  5. Stacy, You rock! I have read your blog for some time. I'm dying to see side-by-side comparison shots of your transformation like you did last time. Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration!!

    Kristal

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  6. Aw I LOVE this! We are ALL proud of you! Can't wait to follow the rest of your journey!

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  7. So.beautiful. Yes, both YOU and your letter are beautiful! Isn't it crazy how we can do, and be, so many WONDERFUL things, but the little tiny whispers of doubt seem to impact us the most. Stay focused on the love and light that surrounds you. (Justin's comments are priceless!)
    You're an inspiration to so many and you have SO.GOT.THIS!!! Own it girl! You have earned the right! :)

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