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Write A Love Letter To Yourself

By Monicasmommusings @mom2natkatcj

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I watched this video where people were asked to write a love letter to themselves. They reacted just about how I think I would have reacted at first, but they did it. And I got to thinking this would be a really great writing challenge, but also a really great way to help boost our own self esteem. So I decided to do it and share it here on my blog. Not to be a narcissist or anything like that, but because I think this is a good place for me to keep stuff like this to come back to and I think it’s something we all should give a try in order to reflect upon oneself and hopefully gain a new found respect and love for oneself. A great way to boost our own self image.

I also began to think of this in terms of being a mother to a preteen daughter and a teenage daughter. And I thought about their self esteem. It’s something I know they struggle with on a daily basis and I try so hard to stop them from getting down on themselves. It is hard, you have to lead by example. Those years when your body is changing so much and your peers are looking at you and pointing out every single fault you wish no one would ever see were hard on us all and I don’t think any of us would want to go back to it. And because of that I thought this would be a good exercise for them to really look at themselves and understand why they are so great. And not because I tell them they are or their father tells them they are or anyone else, but because of the things they can find value in and how it is they can foster that and remember that when they do get down on themselves.

So I asked my teen if she’d do it. I’ll ask my preteen too, but she has a lot of school work to get caught up on first. My teen said she’d do it, but then she said I’ve never written a love letter before. I had to explain to her that a love letter isn’t always about romance. She has written letters to people telling them how she feels so she absolutely has written a love letter before. I hope she does it and I kind of hope she lets me read it, but that will be up to her. It is her love letter after all. But I am sharing mine with you all and with her right here and now.

Dear Monica,
This might be the hardest letter I have ever had to write. And that’s sad, because really it should be the easiest to do. I love you, faults and all! And I know I don’t show it enough, but I really do.

You are so determined and passionate. When you set your mind to something you do everything in your power to see it through. Family first is your motto and I love that about you. Keeping priorities straight is definitely a good thing.

You might even be generous to a fault always trying to help those in need and making sacrifices and bending over backwards for others. Not everyone sees all of the little things you do, but it’s not going unnoticed, I assure you.

You have a beautiful smile and a pretty terrific sense of humor if I do say so myself. And all of these things are what make it so easy to love you, but not always show you that I do.

I hope to change that and remind you on a daily basis how special you really are. If you’ll allow me to that is and I really hope you do. You deserve to be loved and treated right Monica and I want to do that for you. So will you let me?

Love always,
Your first love
Monica

If you write yourself a love letter will you please do me a favor and link me to it? I would love to read it and I would love to hear what you think of doing this exercise.


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