Letters to Myself (For You)
Apr 01, 2019
It started as an activity I'd get my workshop participants to do at the end of some serious growth work.
"Write a letter to yourself. It can say anything, it just has to be supportive and helpful to you on your journey of growth. Seal it, address it and you can't leave until you drop it at the front."
It started as a gift for them. I'd gather the letters, put them away in a box in my office until a few months would pass. Sometimes I'd send them because I'd hear that one of them had something challenging come up in their life, or maybe I'd be adding another pile of letters and realize it had been 3 months since the oldest batch had been sitting there. There never has been a method to the mailing, but every time I mail them I hear from someone, "You wouldn't believe what happened on the day I got my letter."
It's been an incredible gift for me as well, walking to the mailbox, a large pile of self-addressed love letters in my hands, full of mystery and possibility. Reflecting on all of these inspirational and impactful people I've had the chance of connecting with, looking forward to them receiving this little reminder of how wonderful they are!
I've enjoyed the process so much I even sneak a little letter into the pile for myself at the end of workshops, laughing as I see my name go into the mailbox and see it show up again just a few days later. I've spoken about this numerous times now on stages, in small classrooms and during coffee chats, the remarkable impact an ongoing love-letter writing relationship with yourself can be.
I encourage you to take the time today to write yourself a letter. Maybe you send it today, maybe you wait a few months. Think about the words you most need to hear. Maybe you forgive yourself. Maybe you celebrate your accomplishments. Maybe you remind yourself of what's most important. No one, more than you, knows what words you need to hear.
For Members of Level 1: Let's Keep It Casual - I wrote a letter for you. Find out how to get it in your Membership area.For Members of Level 2: Not Afraid To Do The Work - If you write a letter to yourself and email it to me with your postal address, I will write it out by hand on fancy stationary, add it to my collection and send it your way a few months from now! Details in your Member Section
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