November 13 is World Kindness Day. To celebrate this, I will be blogging about kindness over the next few days.
Kindness Begins With Me
There are two ways of interpreting this – one, that kindness must start with me being kind to others and two, I must start with myself. Today, I’m choosing to start with myself.
I am so happy to be writing to you. I’ve seen people write letters to their future selves before, but never quite had the inclination to do this. However, when I read that this was an act of kindness to you, dear Me, I just had to do it.
This letter will find you entering into a new year, and will be the year you complete 52. I am certain, that as I’ve found out by reaching 50, that life has become more interesting! 😉
I can see that you’ve grown in self-acceptance and have resolved the issues of the past that tended to cloud your mind from time to time. Your relationships with José, your family and your small group of friends have only got better and more meaningful. And in a few days, José and you will be entering year 10 of your marriage. Time does fly when you’re having fun.
Congratulations! You’ve actually managed to stick to your health goals and look so much healthier than you did at the end of 2015.
How lovely that you, José and Pablo have settled into your new house and have made it into the home that you all love. I’m happy to see the flowers blooming and the trees starting to grow.
I love the ‘creativity den’ you’ve made for yourself in your new home. Your writing, your painting and all your other creative pursuits are giving you so much joy.
You’ve also managed to find a lot more people to reach out to in a way that truly makes a difference to them and brings joy to you.
Ah! And you’re driving around too. I’m sure you’re loving the sense of independence that gives you.
You enter 2017, being wiser, happier, fitter, more generous and much more grateful for all that you have. I’m proud of you, dear FutureMe.
Dear reader, have you ever written a letter to your future self? Would you like to do this with me today? I can assure you it was a lovely exercise and I’m looking forward to reading my letter in the future.