One of the blogs I follow has recently been posting these 30 Days of Truth writing prompts. (See list here: ) I thought, what a great idea!

A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

I decided not to do this in the manner posted. Instead, I will write a letter to myself as a young adult. I think this will be more beneficial.


This letter is written to you, from you, at 40 years old.

In just a few short months, your life will change…..and then, it will change again and again, and again. The events that will occur between now and up to, and including age 40, would astound you if you wrote them down and had them handed to you. I dont think I would believe my life, even if I handed it to myself. None of the plans I made occurred. And ya know, Im sort of glad they didnt.

I know you have an opinion, but dont think your mind is made up. In many cases, you will have to look at issues from another point of view to understand them completely-or in many cases, go thru something yourself, in order to change your position.

You will face challenges. Some of these challenges, will become opportunities. Others, will become lessons.

The obstacles placed in your path will educate you on many levels. People will tell you that they are stumbling blocks, and you will stumble, but you will also get back up and try again. In some cases, you will become bitter because of it, but eventually, you will ‘forget’ being bitter.

You will meet many types of people. You might not agree with how they live their life, but they will open your eyes that people are people, and to treat them as such. The absurdity of not being friends with those people, just because they arent like you, will be obvious.

Dont treat change as failure. Sometimes there is a need to stop what you are doing, and change it up a little.

People wont like you. It still wont matter to you.

And lastly….Love who you consider your family. Those people may not be your ‘blood’, but they will be the only people who have stuck by you thru thick or thin.