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Dear Wild & Free Girl,
You are doing so many good things. You are going so many wonderful directions. You are spreading so much goodness and kindness and wild-happy energy. You are making goals and dreaming dreams and trying to do even better than you did yesterday.
You are thinking about people you love and how you can serve them, you are a loyal friend and family member. You are making an enormous difference in the lives of all who know you, and in so many lives you don’t even know about too.
It’s time to give yourself a break….time to stop and thank your body and your soul for everything it does to keep you going. This would be a great weekend to do just that….give yourself a break. Pat yourself on the back and take a nap and a hot bath…even eat some chocolate!
Sure, there are still lots of things for you to work on….and you will get to that. You are doing great, and sometimes you just have to stop and let yourself breathe…evaluate…rest…..recharge….restore.
Take good care of yourself, fabulous friend….we need all of the fabulousness of you!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Dear Valuable Girl,
You don’t always have to be so tough, you know. There are people all around who want to help and would jump at the chance if they knew how to help and what you really need and want. There are so many people who love you. You don’t have to carry this alone.
Somehow it happens that we isolate ourselves over time, stuck in a mode of survival, and forgetting that there’s anything else to think about beyond how to get through the next day….or even the next few minutes. Life is not meant for that kind of living, even though there are stages of life that can stretch for a long time living this way.
Try to reach out today. Call a friend and be really honest about where you are. Try something new….a new skill, a new recipe, a new route to the same old places….this will help you get unstuck and begin to build a live that is about THRIVING and ENJOYING rather than surviving and enduring. You are SO STRONG and you are so great at surviving and enduring, friend……but everyone who loves you wants more for you than that. YOUR SOUL wants more than that too…..you know that, right?
You can do this….there are so many smiles and laughs and new friendships and new adventures ahead for you. Your best years have not even been lived yet…you have so much to look forward to. Decide to LIVE BIG! You are so very loved.
Dear Colorful Girl,
There are so many good things we can do in the world, but we can’t do everything. It is so very good to choose a few wonderful things and do the very best we can do at THOSE things. Practice, show up, be excited about those things.
When we try to do too many things at once, we just can’t be good at anything because we are too tired, too scattered and spread out way too thin.
Choose what you love and then love what you choose, sweet girl!
You are so very loved.
There are so many good things we can do in the world, but we can’t do everything. It is so very good to choose a few wonderful things and do the very best we can do at THOSE things. Practice, show up, be excited about those things…(read more)
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Dear Beautiful Girl,
We all go through periods when we wish we could see into the future, to know what the outcome will be.
Think for a bit about how merciful it is that we can NOT see into the future; then we would not have the beautiful surprises that show up in life every day to warm our hearts. We would not have the sense of miracles that get us from here to there, and we certainly would not be able to understand some of the things that we would see that are coming up for us on our path. Everything shows up for us exactly when it is supposed to.
Live in THIS MOMENT – this very moment. Learn what it has to teach you. Enjoy what it has to give you. Be thankful for what it holds right now. THAT is what is intended for you — the joy of THIS moment. Do not FEAR the future and do not yearn so deeply for the future that you are missing out on what is right in front of you.
You are so deeply loved and watched out for. And there is a perfect plan for your life. Just trust.
There are PHENOMENAL THINGS planning for you. And you are being prepared for them right now.
Trust, trust, trust.
|Dear Amazing Girl,
Every time we stick up for ourselves, we learn a little bit more how to fly. Every time we take a stand against something that is wrong, we learn to fly even higher. Every time we decide to walk away from things that we know are wrong, or things that are hurting us or those that we love, we begin to soar.
You have wings, dear girl, wings that are propelled by living your life in all of the truths that you know.
You are SO very loved, and you are going to fly through life.
Keep learning how to use your wings!
Dear Loving Girl,
The kindest gift you can give to another is to listen.
Not just to hear — but to really, really listen.
Listen to what this person is really saying and what message they are trying to communicate. Listen without judging, without deciding what you will say next, without trying to ‘fix’ them or change them.
Your relationships will change. You will learn SO MUCH from everyone you encounter, and your life will take on new meaning.
It is brave to REALLY listen, and you can do it.
YOU ARE SO LOVED.
Dear Brave Girl,
You are still in there….every single bit of you. You might feel like you don’t know who you are anymore…that your identity has been lost….that you are living a life that you can’t even recognize or that your hopes and dreams have been sucked away but some crazy whirlwind…..whether it happened quickly or very very slowly.
Your soul is in there….your heart is in there…..your hopes and dreams and good memories and that happy, fun, adventurous YOU is in there……..it is!
You just gotta get unstuck….and you can. You really can. The first thing you must do is put faith in that hope that you are still in there…..then listen to that hope….talk to it…ask it where it has been and what it needs to come back out. Then keep listening….and take action.
It’s not too late…it’s never, ever too late….and right now seems like the EXACT right time to begin the process of restoring your authentic self back to her true form. You can do it…….don’t let the world miss out on you anymore, gorgeous girl…….we need you…YOU need you!
You can do it.
Dear Extraordinary Girl,
The path to the best places for us sometimes must take a trip through the muck to get to the other side of it….sometimes that truly is the only way. When we are in the middle of it, it feels senseless and like such a complete waste of time (let alone not very comfortable)
When we are in painful places in life, or even just annoyingly uncomfortable places…it’s important to remember that we are headed somewhere else if we want to be. We do not have to stay stuck there. Sometimes it takes a while to work our way out of it, and sometimes we don’t know how we got there in the first place…but mucky yucky places on the path of life are always temporary if we are willing to work our way out of them.
We are not meant to stay stuck. We are not meant to be stagnant. We are not meant to be in pain for any longer than it is necessary to teach us. We are meant to shine, to fly and to have joy. Even when we are in a place where it’s nearly impossible to do this, there is always a way out of that mucky place. It is always temporary. Please believe this, beautiful friend.
If you are in a mucky spot, just keep going…..keep going til you get to the other side of it. It will be SO worth it.
Don’t you dare give up now.
You are so loved.
Dear Amazing Girl,
You have done so many things that you have forgotten about that have been so spectacular, so brave, so kind, so unselfish and so clever.
You have overcome so many things that you have forgotten about that are so heroic, that have taught you so much, and that were and are such an inspiration to others.
You have given so many things back to the world that you have forgotten about that have made such a difference, that have changed lives and that no one could have given except for you.
Try to remember right now…all that you have done…all of the places that you have been and all that you have learned. You have come SUCH A LONG WAY. And, you will continue to do amazing things, to overcome difficult things and to share yourself and make a difference in so many many ways. You are absolutely phenomenal and the world would not be the same without you.
Thank you for being you.