Have you ever written a letter to yourself confessing everything about you

Have you ever written a letter to yourself confessing everything about you?

Remarkably, yes, I have.
Possibly not in the way you are inferring though.
My “letter” became a tome, reinforcing the good things I have done in my life, the people I have helped, the charities I have privately supported, the friends I have cared for, the people I have made smile.
I covered my personal wins, such as raising three wonderful children, educational achievements, business successes and recovering from business failures, buying a house, learning to drive, making new friends, enjoying a new range of hobbies, teaching myself new skills.
Far too often we dwell on our failures, our bad points, our constant disappointment at not getting what we want and fail to recognise the myriad successes we celebrate fleetingly then dismiss to a corner of the mind.
I’ve had my share of disasters, too many to mention, so why continue to dwell on them ? Once I’d really bought into the “think yourself better” philosophy, I promise you, my life became a whole lot better.
This particular exercise came about as part of plan I put together to make the second half of my life a resounding success.
(I wrote about this in an earlier post Rob McCluskey's answer to What one sentence can change a life?).
It was possibly the most rewarding part of my personal rehabilitiation and is updated on an almost daily basis.
Today’s entry : “did a skydive to raise funds for a local community group – hit my target, lost a stone in weight for it, made new friends, crossed off an entry on my bucket list, got kudos from my kids.
” – lots of positives from one event that, at the time, was actually the singular most terrifying experience of my life and not one I would wish to repeat !
If you wanted a confession letter of the wrongs I have done… well, there’s no point.
I’ve suffered for them, apologised for them, sought forgiveness if needed and moved on.
Life is far more fun when we celebrate our – even minor – successes and focus on them.

Yes, I have.
Well…maybe not everything.
I didn’t detail my favorite flavors of icecream or anything, but the letter did confess my darkest secrets.
I wrote it for my parents to explain who I am.
Six pages long, telling them that I don’t believe the things they’ve taught me my whole life.
I ended up sort-of reading it to them (I paraphrased a lot and got off course).
Things fell out fairly well.
Obviously they weren’t/aren’t happy about it, but life goes on and we all love each other.
I’m not going to post the letter here, but if any of my followers feel like reading it feel free to message me and I’ll send it to you.

Have you ever written a letter to yourself confessing everything about you?

Yes, I have.
Well…maybe not everything.
I didn’t detail my favorite flavors of icecream or anything, but the letter did confess my darkest secrets.
I wrote it for my parents to explain who I am.
Six pages long, telling them that I don’t believe the things they’ve taught me my whole life.
I ended up sort-of reading it to them (I paraphrased a lot and got off course).
Things fell out fairly well.
Obviously they weren’t/aren’t happy about it, but life goes on and we all love each other.
I’m not going to post the letter here, but if any of my followers feel like reading it feel free to message me and I’ll send it to you.

Updated: 20.06.2019 — 2:34 pm

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