Eight months ago I watched a video by SoulPancake on YouTube (you can see the video at the bottom of this post) where they challenged people to write themselves a love letter and then read it out loud. I thought it was an amazingly good challenge and I’ve tried to do that myself a couple of times but had difficulty finding the right words. So I saved it on my to-do list and forgot it for some time.
Today it jumped back into my mind and I suddenly felt like I was ready to take the challenge and to share it with you guys 🙂
We have been through quite a lot together for the past 26 (soon to be 27) years. There have been moments where I didn’t like you that much, but as we have gotten older and we got to know each other in new ways I have grown to love you for who you are and mostly for who you have potential to become.
I don’t support all the choices you’ve made in life. Some of them were really stupid and selfish but there is no point in lingering in the past is there?
I’ve forgiven you for your mistakes but will remind you of them from time to time so that you don’t make the same ones again.
Your passion for writing was always known to me. Sometimes I think you lost sight of your goals and gave up. Pushed it under the rug and ignored it. Now I see that you’re working hard to get there. To achieve your dreams even though you feel the weight of the world a little too much at times.
I worry that you worry too much. I guess you have to teach yourself to let go more often. I will do my best to help you with that.
You’re a good mother even though I know you have your doubts from time to time. Don’t ever forget how your son tells you that he loves you! No words are truer than those.
Take good care of your friends, I know how much you love them so don’t forget to tell them that as often as you can.
I love your positive outlook on life. Let them call you naïve and brush those words away. A smile looks better on your face than a frown any day.
I promise to love you, to challenge you and to take good care of you.
Now I challenge you to do the same!
Thank you for reading!