Happy Wednesday! Today, I decided to write a letter to my past self:
This is not a letter of regret or of reliving past failures and mistakes. This is a letter to remind myself where I have come from and how far I have come.
You are loved. Period. The end. End of story.
You are SO loved. More than you will ever know. Not only by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, but also by the beautifully amazing people that He has placed in your life.
You have been called to such an extraordinary purpose, even if you don't know exactly what it is yet. Because you will never know exactly what your purpose is until your right in the middle of it. Don't worry about it. Just trust God with your whole heart. And your whole mind. And your whole self.
Don't let what other people think get in the way of how you live. Never ever let what people say dictate what you do or how you respond to a situation. Forget what people think, say, or do. Just live your life the way that God wants you to.
Stop being afraid. Please don't not do something just because you are scared. Try new things. Be adventurous. Take risks. Grow and learn and think even if it frightens you to death. Listen to Nike and JUST DO IT.
Never waste your time on stupid things like worrying, watching TV, or being caught up in fleeting things. But, always remember to take time for yourself. Less is always best. Don't overload your schedule. You will not become a better person by doing more things. You will only become super duper stressed.
Always choose kindness. Buy flowers and hand them out to strangers. Compliment the cashier at Wal-Mart. Smile at everyone you make eye contact with. Just be kind.
Dream stinking big. Always dream, dream, dream. Don't let the hardness of this world callous you and make you think that dreams don't come true. Because they do. They really do.
Finally, always hold tightly to God and never forget the people He has graciously gifted you with.
What do you think? What would you tell your past self?
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