Wednesday, February 13, 2013
DEAR LITTLE MOOREA...
Dear Little Moorea...
You should not be afraid. You have been strong since you were born. You are going to face so many incredible hardships and obstacles in your life. And at the tender age of 6, you already have dealt with so much. You have already grown up so quickly and have taken on the role of adult. But with each hardship, you will gain greater compassion for those around you and you will see more deeply your greater purpose in life.
Your sacrifices were so worth the love you were able to give. You were born with a beautiful sensitivity towards others and your ability to bring comfort and love to others through your comedic personality and your dept of kindess will stay with you forever.
When you are a grown up, you will understand the power of allowing yourself to be vulnerable. You have had that power inside of you since you were tiny because it is your natural tendency to want to connect to others on a deeper level in an instant. When you were little, you were very fearful of being vulnerable, afraid that it was a path through which others could hurt you. But as a grown up you will see that you are the only one who is in control of your vulnerability. It is a channel flowing out of you with which you harness strength and love. And your vulnerability will do so many good things for others. My little self, you are a wonder. I am so proud of who you are, who you remained during all of the hard times, and the person I now am because of you. Your pains were worth it all. And you will grow to understand happiness and peace like you could never imagine.
Grown up Moorea
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We are celebrating Valentine's Day by writing love letters to our little selves. This idea stems from one of my favorite quotes by Kris Carr, “Picture yourself when you were five. in fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. she’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self.” This Valentine's Day, take time to write little you a love letter. What are three things you would tell yourself? Show yourself some fierce love this month. ♥