Letters To Myself #2

Published by Alison Watson-Shields on

As part of Young At Heart ULO’s commitment to encourage and promote opportunities for self-reflection, our members and volunteers are offered the opportunity to write a letter to their past, present or future self on a  regular basis. The letters can be serious reflections on their life or can be a tongue-in-cheek commentary on life in general. Group members can write their own letter or they can work with other people to collectively express thoughts, feelings and emotions. What follows is one of the contributions provided by a group member at one of the writing sessions…

Dear My Past Self,

Where do we begin?

There are going to be bad times, there are going to be good times.

Try not to take life so seriously.

Never lose sight of why you do what you do, did what you did, and are who you are.

Live every day as if it might be your last – one day it will be!

Feelings matter most, so treat everyone as if they are special – because they are!

Objects collect dust, memories fade, live in the moment.

Not every fight is yours to fight alone. Learn to trust people.

Believe in yourself.

Be kind to others, be kinder to yourself.


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