letter to myself

Dear Amber,

Tomorrow begins a new year for you. It’s your birthday! I wanted to tell you a few things to keep in mind over the next year. First of all, lighten up. You’ve been far too serious, over analyzing things. You need to relax and enjoy life. Accept more invitations. Make time for new friends. Make more time for old friends. Don’t let a whole month go by without filling your tank with laughter & good conversation over a hearty meal. Take a lesson from the love of your life and stop to relax and read. You have a gazillion books on your shelf that have yet to be cracked open. This year is the year of the bookworm. And guess what, that’s you! And maybe you can get started on your dream of writing your own book. You know, the children’s book you’ve always wanted to write? Find that notebook and start putting together your ideas and WRITE.THEM.DOWN. You will forget all the marvelous things that you think about when you’re driving around or washing your hair. Pen to paper my friend, pen to paper!

Also continue your attitude of gratitude. A thankful heart is biblical. Philippians 4:6 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” You really need to memorize this verse to heart not just in your head. Remember when you read Jesus Calling it said, “Thank Me when things do not go your way, because spiritual blessings come wrapped in trials.” That a good little tidbit to hold on to. I think it’s time to start that gratitude journal. You know the one you made a long time ago. Just think, if you wrote one thing over the course of the year that you are thankful for that would be 365 bits of gratitude. Certainly food for the soul.

Another thing you need to work on, project completion. Let’s start with the empty picture frames you have around the house. Seriously there is no need for this. You have more than enough pictures to fill 20 houses. Stop being so lazy and finish feathering your nest. Your house is never going to be the way you want it if you don’t DO something. Start making your inspiration board of what you want/need and then make a timeline. Come March you will paint the laundry room. And it will be fabulous! It’s also time for continuing education. You are going to learn how so make and sew a ruffle. Don’t be scared. You are capable. Remember what Colin says, “If you can’t make a mistake you can’t make anything.”

It’s time to schedule out your day better. Stop the insanity of technology. It would probably be a good idea to actually turn off the computer. That way it’s not so accessible. You have a lot of fun things you want to do but frittering you day away on facebook is not going to get that scrapbook done. It’s not going to train for that 10k for you. And it certainly is not going to give your kids the attention they need and deserve. It’s time to be a better example. These are just a few things I know are important to you. Remember that.

I know this will be a good year for you. It will have trials, but I know that you have the wisdom to take your anxious thoughts to your Heavenly Father. Keep your chin up. Accentuate the positive! Pray pray pray! Love on others! Flex your heart muscle. Remember how important people are.

All my best,


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2 Responses to letter to myself

  1. Melodie says:

    i love this letter. it’s perfect. and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and with this inspiration, i’m off to be a bookworm during today’s naptime. . . right after i get out of my pj’s. :)

  2. Brooke says:

    What a great post. Some of the things you wrote I need to work on myself. Have a Blessed Birthday!

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