Saturday, February 09, 2013
DEAR LITTLE SAVANNAH...
Dear Little Savannah...
It's been great knowing you for almost 25 years. You're kind, silly, ambitious, and driven. You've grown up a lot, you have a lot of love in your life, and you'll teach yourself how to follow your dreams.
Remember to embrace who you are. I know middle school and high school will be really weird and you'll experience a lot of "awkward" moments growing up, but just enjoy being you. It might take some time to discover "you" but don't be discouraged and listen to that gut feeling you have, that you are unique and you do have a great purpose. One thing I love about you is your ability to see others for who they are and love their individuality. You appreciate uniqueness and you should strive to bring that out in others.
Don't get so caught up in boy issues so young. Be patient. You'll meet the man of your life and best friend later in high-school. He'll stick by your side, you'll do a lot of growing up together and you'll fall madly in love.
Lastly, take care of yourself. It's good to be healthy and to get some exercise. You have a lot of life to live and a lot of passions you're running after, so you'll need all the energy you can get.
Be fierce, be driven, be full of joy and grace. Be you.
Grown up Savannah
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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.”
I have a handful of amazing bloggers lined up to share their letter to themselves over the next couple days. :) 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. ♥