I came across a post on Facebook that asked what you would tell your younger self using only six words. Well screw the six word limit. I NEED ALL THE WORDS!
Presuming I'd believe what my older self wrote and would let go of my insecurities as a result (wouldn't that have been nice), I'd write the following to many of the ages I've been:
❤️ You're not fat. You were lied to.
❤️ You're not ugly. You need to correct your vision.
❤️ You're not a bad person. They just couldn't "see" or understand you. But soon you will be seen and loved and understood for who you really are and the world will help you see your own goodness as it reflects back your light.
❤️ You're not a bad mother. You're just too damn hard on yourself. Paige only remembers how you made her feel and she felt loved and supported and safe - even during your darkness. Just wait until you see your girl all grown up. You'll be so damn proud of the person she's become and you'll be in awe at the depth of your relationship with her <3 FYI: You broke the cycle, my love.
❤️ You didn't deserve that treatment. I'm sorry you had to go through that. And I'm grateful that no matter what you faced or will face in your life, nothing can dull your shine, baby. You only shine brighter.
❤️ You deserve to be happy and loved. You can and will be happy. You can and will learn to love yourself. It will take some time and much effort, but you're already well on your way.
❤️ You're perfect just the way you are. You are enough. You are plenty. I pinky swear promise to remind you of this every day until you never have to question this fact.
❤️ You make a difference just by being you. Your presence is already felt, loved and appreciated.
❤️ You WILL "make it" in the way that matters most to you but not in the way you have it in your head. I'll help you correct your perception.
❤️ It's not better if you go. The world needs what you have to offer. I'm so glad you're still here to shine your light.
Your biggest fan xo
And what about you? What would you write to your younger self now that you have the benefit of experience, wisdom and growth?
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