Dear lettrs friends, how easy is it for us to be harsh to ourselves? To talk down on yourself, to be negative...
And yet we're always gentle and kind with others. Words of encouragement and love seem to come easy when we want to help them.
So why don't we treat ourselves better? This week I ask you to write a kind and encouraging letter to yourself.
Publish it and tag it "dearme". Then, when you ever need it, you can always come back to that letter and remind yourself to be kind to yourself.
There's nothing I want more....
Finish the sentence above and tag your letter 'nothingmore'.
What is your favorite animal and why?
Write an open letter about it and finish with a short poem about your favorite animal.
Tag your letter "animal".
We all lie sometimes. Big and small lies.
So what's the last white lie you told someone and why?
Tag your letter "littlelie".
Let's remember a time in our lives that made us really happy. What happened and with who? Tell us about your happiest moment(s).
Tag your letter "happy".
Do you think music could change the world? And if you do, how? Or has it already changed our world? Share your thoughts and tag your letter "music".
You'd think it would be hiding in the darkest corners, waiting for you to be drawn to it like a month to a flame when things go south.
But nothing is further from the truth. This monster is right beside you in broad daylight and yet somehow nobody notices its big dark shadow of a presence hovering over you...
Not even you.
Every day seems to be turning a little darker. A little less fun, a little heavier. Until one day, you find yourself unable to move. The shadow has made it impossible to see where you're going. It's dark. Pitch black.
You decide there's nothing much you can do about it and so you stay in bed. Every day is the same and nothing matters anymore.
Life itself... Doesn't ma...
If I'd ask you to close your eyes and imagine a situation or place where you are completely happy and at ease... What and where would that be? What is your happy place?
Write about it in an open letter and tag it "happyplace".
Think of something you really want to do or have been meaning to do for a long time.
I dare you, to do it today. Whatever it is, if you can do it, you need to do it. Today.
Write a letter about what it is you wanted to do for a long time. Then, when you did it, write another letter about how it went, what it taught you, and if you perhaps would do it again. Tag your letters "life".
So today I'm not the one challenging you...
You're challenging yourself!
Go live your life.
If you were famous for one day, what would you do during that day and why? Tag your letter "famous".
If you could be a super hero, what would your name be and what would be your special power?
Tag your letter 'superhero'.
If you could have any job in the world, what would you like? And why would that be your dream job? What would you be doing?
For me, it's what I'm doing here at lettrs. Although, testing beds to see how well you can sleep on them seems like a pretty amazing job to me, too! ;)
Write a letter about your dream job and tag it 'dreamjob' so I can find your letter.
This week, let's celebrate the lives of all animals and the unconditional love they provide us.
Share your favorite memory of an animal you have or had. Tag your letter 'animal'.
Let me know in the comments below you've posted it so I can check it out!
When was the last time you were broken? And how did you heal yourself?
Tag your letter 'broken'.
Make your mark.
Let's say you're having a big crush on someone special. You send them a beautifully arranged flower bouquet.
The shop tells you that you can add a little note. You have exactly enough space for 4 lines. What would you write on that note?
Tag your letter 'lovenote'.