The letter I wish I had written to myself years ago.
It is ok. All of it. Every last bit of every single thing you have ever been and ever done is ok. There is nothing that defines you. You are limitless and boundless. You are forgiven. I forgive you. For everything. For all of it. You are not malice or evil. You are not bad or unwanted. Even if the only joy you ever have is the joy of yourself, THAT is enough. YOU are enough.
Anyone or anything that attempts to devalue you in any way is not worthy of the breath it would take to tell them, so simply walk away. Save your voice. Only speak to those who deserve the attention of your touch. The way you touch life, the way you approach life, the way you value life.
Come up swinging! Swing wide and far, as far as your arms will allow and then swing some more. Take hold of the things you feel connected to… Love freely, willingly and purposefully. Don’t let the trials of life take your innocence and never be stripped of your optimism.
You are a light. You are a light in a world that wants to envelope you in darkness. You are your own light and you need only the embers from within to sustain you.
Fight. Fight for everything you believe in. Be a voice where others are silent. Be just and steadfast and someone of character.
Face yourself every single day and every single night in the mirror, not for vanity, for clarity.
Make eye contact with yourself and when you lay your head at night, make sure it is clear with conscience. You are bound only by your conscience, make sure your actions match your words, without it it’s just hjhusasciicdbadcba….it means nothing.
Love yourself first. Make your life one of accountability. Beliefs change, values wane, be organic and authentic. Do not let the actions of another influence your TRUTH.
Life is going to challenge you….it’s nothing personal. This life is your journey and I promise you, you will be ok. Pain is inevitable, loss is certain, grief is real but without these things you will never truly appreciate all that is good.
Never forget what you stand for. You stand for YOU. You are enough. You are ok. You are forgiven. You are beautiful. YOU are the journey.