What happened to you? Something seems so different… Explain it to me?
Something has changed… Can’t put my finger on it… What could it be?
I like the old you. Is this some sort of phase? When will you be done?
. . .
I’ve simply changed… I learned some life lessons, I’ve gone through a lot.
Life isn’t the same. I see things differently. Times change people.
I like this new me. It’s a great version of me. From learning and growth.
This is my glow-up. I do not care what you think. I like this new me!
Maybe it’s your turn – You should try this great “new thing”. It’s called “growing-up”.
Thanks for reading!
Keep learning, growing and changing, it’s the best part of life! And, don’t worry about what other people think. Just focus on you, and your growth, & surprise people along the way!
*I’m writing this for Mother’s Day, but it can also work for Father’s Day.*
It can pretty much work for any day (i just recently got inspired).
Dear mom / dad (or anyone else),
I just want to apologize for some things:
I’m sorry for ever letting you down. I’m sorry for ever doubting you. I’m sorry for ever being scared. I’m sorry for ever letting fear & doubt take over. I’m sorry for all the times I hurt you. I’m sorry for all the times I failed when you believed in me. I’m sorry for ever being inconsistent without valid reason. I’m sorry for ever lying to you. I’m sorry for ever taking you for granted. I’m sorry for ever offending you. I’m sorry for not always trusting you. I’m sorry for ever giving up on you when things got tough. I’m sorry for ever yelling at you. I’m sorry for ever rejecting your love. I’m sorry for ever rejecting your grace. I’m sorry for ever tarnishing your faith in me. I’m sorry for ever breaking your trust. I’m sorry for ever walking away. I’m sorry for ever not being good enough. I’m sorry for all the pain I’ve caused you. I’m sorry for ever rejecting you. I’m sorry for not being the best child you could of asked for. I’m sorry for ever…ything! – I am so sorry for everything!
Now, I want to promise some things:
I promise to always trust & have faith in you. I promise to never let you down again. I promise to face all my fears. I promise to be more consistent. I promise to always tell you the truth. I promise to never take you for granted anymore. I promise to love you forever without conditions. I promise to accept your amazing love & grace. I promise to never walk away again. I promise to try to be good enough. I promise to not cause you anymore pain. I promise to be the best child that I can be. I promise to all those things from the bottom of my heart. One last promise: I promise to try my very best to keep all those promises because I, now, understand your unconditional love for me.
So, all there is to say now is: Thank You! Thank you for always loving me, no matter what. I wouldn’t be who I am today without you. Thank you for never doing to me what I did to you. You are truly amazing. You are my role-model. You make me want to be the best version of myself.
Thanks for reading! 🙂
I hope this letter encouraged you because we all have things to apologize for (to someone), & we should all make more promises that we actually try to keep.
And, we all need to start saying; “Thank You” more often. -If you can relate to anything above, comment below with the apology, promise or thank you that you would say to your mom or dad (or someone else).
P.S. This letter was originally intended to be: A Prayer to God, but while writing it, I realized that it can work for anyone because apologies, promises, & thank you’s are very underrated in today’s world & we need more of them.
-“Heyo! How are you today?” -“Good… what do you want today?” -“Nothing. This is just your daily reminder to think about your future – Are you happy with your life?” -“Yes! …I mean, I was enjoying my day, until now.” -“Good, I’m glad I got your attention. I need you to go look in the mirror right now!” -“…Why?” -“Just do it!” -“…ok, ok, I’m looking at myself, now what?” -“What do you see?” -“…myself?” -“Are you sure that the person you see, is YOU? Is that person someone you’re proud to be?” -“…ya… I guess?” -“What do you mean ‘I guess’?” -“I never really thought about it before…” -“Good! So, what do you see now?” -“…”
-A conversation between us and our thoughts.-
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What do YOU see every time you look in the mirror? Do you see someone with big hopes and dreams? Do you see someone with drive and purpose? Do you see someone with nothing left? Do you see a successful person? Do you judge and make fun of yourself every time you look in the mirror?
Well, whatever it is you see in the mirror, that is what you reflect, back into this world, so make sure that when you look in the mirror, you see someone wonderfully created for a greater purpose than you could ever dream of and understand.
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In society today, we always focus on the little details and “imperfections” of ourselves, but those “imperfections” are what make us unique and perfect. However, instead of thinking this way, whenever we look in the mirror, we usually focus on the following things: “my face is fat, I have so much acne, my nose/stomach is too small/big, my eyebrows are never ‘on fleek’, I wish my eyes were a different colour, my shoulders look weird, my neck is too skinny/fat, my chin is weird, my teeth are too crooked/yellow, my hair has a mind of its’ own, my feet/hands are too big/small, my chest is too big/small, my thighs are too big/small, etc.”
Those sentences are all things humans tell themselves everyday. But, why? Why do we continuously torture ourselves? Who created this ideal of what humans must look, act and dress like?
. . .
We need to stop torturing ourselves with the idea that “the ideal human” exists’ because she/he doesn’t (straight-up, does not exist, sorry to burst your bubble but you will never be her/him). You will always be your perfect and unique self (that’s really what the ideal human is anyways, Being Yourself).
This phenomenon of “the ideal human” happens all over the world because every culture has a different way of seeing men and women, but, no matter what perspective you choose to find “the ideal human”, you will never find her/him. We are all different and we will never be the same.
~Let’s stop torturing ourselves with the idea of “the ideal human”, and start loving our differences/uniqueness!~
If you’re dedicated to finishing this post and you’re still reading, I thought since you’re still here, I should tell you about what inspired this post (maybe the backstory will also inspire you even more).
So, this morning, I looked in the mirror and for some strange reason, I didn’t see myself.
I mean, I didn’t see that same person that’s been looking back at me all these years.
For some reason, the person looking back at me seemed different. And, at first it kinda felt weird. And, I’m still not even sure why I saw another person, but it made me realize something.
Every time I look in a mirror, I don’t look at myself. Instead, I look at all my “imperfections” because I’m curious and worried that they’re all other people see.
Instead of looking at the happy, positive person looking back at me, I look past those bright hopeful eyes and direct my attention to all my “imperfections”. I look at all the reasons I failed and all the reasons I’m not happy.
But, today, I looked in the mirror and ignored all those negative voices and looked directly into my eyes and for a split second, I saw a glimpse of hope and happiness in my life. I saw a completely different version of myself; one that I always want to see and be (those eyes seemed so hopeful and excited about the future. For once, I didn’t get curious about how I look, instead I got excited about my bright, successful future.)
And, it was in that moment that I realized that, that’s how I want to see myself from now on. I want to see a happy person that knows that her hopes and dreams aren’t stupid, and they will come true. I want the person starring back at me in that mirror to smile and be proud of what I’ve accomplished because I am doing the best I can and that’s all I’ll ever ask of myself. I want that person in the mirror to become my best friend and never my enemy.
So, the reason I’m sharing this story with you is because I want you to know that if you’re doing your best, then you’re succeeding at life.
“Your best should make YOU happy and that’s all that should ever matter!”
So, after reading this long post:
1- I really appreciate it – THANK YOU! 😊
2- I want you to realize that you need to stop looking at your “imperfections”. Instead, when you look in the mirror, look into your eyes and imagine all your possible hopes and dreams coming true. The sooner you realize that your hopes and dreams will come true, the sooner you will find true happiness and start making those hopes and dreams come true.
~You are worth more than any of your imperfections, faults, and failures – YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING!~
Always believe and remember that truth, and your dreams will become reality. Just focus on them and never loose hope in your bright future. And, if you can’t stand to look in the mirror, or you feel like your life is falling apart, or you feel like the worlds’ biggest failure; Remember that you deserve SO much because YOU ARE POWERFUL, STRONG, AND CAPABLE enough to get through anything and make your amazing dreams come true (you’ve made it this far😉). All you need to do is dig deep inside yourself and find that amazing version of yourself and set if free. And, don’t let anyone tell you differently because if they hate on you, it just means they’re jealous and scared of your confidence.
~Make sure your living your life and no one else’s! ~
~I know it’s a cliché, but if you aim for the stars and love yourself – You will make all your dreams come true! ~
–Thank you for reading this long post, I hope it inspires and encourages you!