Tuesday, October 9, 2012

If You Could Go Back In Time...

If you could send a letter to your teenage self, what you say? I gave this a lot of thought and here's what I came up with. I'd love to hear what you'd write to your teenage self.

Dear Vickie,
I know you've been bullied most of your life, you've been hurt deeply by cutting remarks, teased until you were in tears, and unhappy with who you are, and how little you think you have to offer this world. But I want you to know you will survive these difficulties and learn remarkable lessons that will serve you well in the years to come. I know you find this hard to believe now, and that your life will never reach the potential you dream about. But in time, that will all be proven a lie. You will not only achieve your heart's desires, but you will triumph in spite of what others have led you to believe. Although there are times when you wish you could end your pain, you will emerge a happy, adjusted, content adult. I'll warn you now, that this won't be easy, and it won't come quickly. You'll struggle, you'll spend many sleepless nights feeling alone, but you will eventually triumph. You will come to know that you have worth and are loved, even though now you can't imagine it. You have been given many challenges, but you have also been given many gifts. I would encourage you to use those gifts to overcome your challenges and to influence the lives of others for good. I promise it will get better, I promise it will all be worth it in the end, and I promise never to forget who you were and who you will one day be.
All my love,

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