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Love Letter to Myself

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The challenge for February for the Love Your Body, Love Yourself Team was to write a love letter to yourself. If this was a decade or so ago I would say I had trouble putting pen to paper. I guess now it is finger to key. First, the challenge for me is to write something personal but not so personal that it compromises the privacy of people I know and love. Second, I was raised to be modest and that complimenting yourself was boastful and conceited. Well here goes. I am finally facing this challenge.

Dear Self,

I love the way you can make people laugh. You always were the one at work or at a gathering that set a joyous tone. Even if you sometimes laughed at yourself, it was worth it to hear the laughter of others surrounding you. You spread joy.

I love the way you express yourself. You love to write, act, dance and now that you are older you just enjoy it all. You don't have to be Shakespeare, Katherine Hepburn or Ginger Rogers you are just you having fun and grabbing a big slice of life like nobody is watching.

I love your compassion and kindness. You are empathetic. Your husband calls you "Dr. Wendy" because everyone feels your therapeutic nature. Even the most defensive and guarded of people feel safe to let down their walls around you. They know there will be no judgement. You are full of love for your husband, children, mother, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and animals. You show this love freely and bravely. You just put yourself out there.

I love your honesty and well even naivety. You always look for the best in people and you have no guile, no agenda, no underlying plan. Basically, what you see, is what you get.

Well, these are the things I love about myself. I love the fact I finally found the courage to write this. I don't know why it was hard but it was.

Love, Wendy
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  • 08ESCAPE
    Love It Wendy!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1933 days ago
    I love all these things about you. Dancing comic with a compassionate heart-- what's not to love!
    1933 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon So proud of you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1933 days ago
    A beautiful letter. What a great exercise to help us look at the positives and recognize our true beauty.
    1934 days ago
    I love your love letter to yourself!!! Great job at finding the good things about yourself.
    1934 days ago
    What a lovely letter! It is great that you can acknowledge your natural gifts! You really make your readers want to know you more! Good for you! emoticon
    1934 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011

    I feel as though you are leading the way for so many of us. You are a kindred spirit so beautiful, gentle and kind. Good for you for facing your fears and writing such a lovely letter to yourself. You deserve it!! (I also feel as though I have so many things in common with you!!)

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    1934 days ago
    The challenge for February for the Love Your Body, Love Yourself Team was to write a love letter to yourself and I did it!

    It is helping me recognize that I am an awesome person. I still need to remind myself very often because of low self esteem. But I so deserve to like myself!

    I love my kids so much! If I could love myself as much..... I would be in heaven! emoticon

    It's not easy to like myself. Because of the dysfunctional family that I grew up in. I know that low self esteem has made life difficult.

    I should take a better look into this issue.

    So my personal challenge is to read this daily and learn from it.

    Love letter to myself

    Dear Pat,
    You are the one person that I can count on to pick me up. Even when you are not at your best I still love you. You are patient, intelligent and are a fantastic person. You always care so much about my well being, thanks for being their.

    I want to say thanks for being so nice to me in a tough personal part of my life, you where the sun shine after a long rain and it felt good.

    Your best friend et je t'iame a la folie, xoxoxo emoticon

    1934 days ago
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    1934 days ago
    way to go. that is awsome
    1934 days ago
    That's awesome that you are learning to appreciate yourself and it doesn't make you a bad person. Doesn't make you arrogant...just shows that you are grateful. God (or the Universe) gave you gifts and you are appreciating and making the most of them. Keep it up!
    1934 days ago
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