Monday, December 20, 2010

Have You Ever?

Have you ever gotten a letter that really touched your heart? I received the sweetest snail mail letter from a blog friend. It seemed to come at the most perfect time. I asked her if she minded if I shared it with my readers and she said it was fine. So here is the sweet letter that made my week!

Hi there!

How are you doing? It's very grey outside and a chilly 40 degrees outside. I am distracting myself by looking at extremely overpriced dresses. You know how we do.

Anyway, I just wanted to write and tell you how amazing you lieu of a Christmas card. "Cause "Happy Holiday" doesn't sum up everything I have to tell you.

Okay, I know that sounds soppy and this letter is not supposed to be a goop-fest, but it's true and I wanted to remind you. Especially because I know you're stressed out right now. So this is a, "Hello, you're wonderful!" wake-up call.

I'm really proud of how far you've come this year. No year is perfect...I know 2010 has been difficult. It was hard on me too. We all had some crushing lows and our fair amount of anguish, but despite all that, I think you've done really well. Remember the start of the year and how unsure you were about everything? This year has had so many moments of sickening instability but you have shown yourself to be a big glittering diamond every time. Every time!

Look at everything you've done! You have changed so many things about your life for the better. You've adopted new and more empowering attitudes, cut negative people from your life and achieved heaps.

Honestly, when you think about how you felt this time last year and contrast that to how your life looks today, you will realize how well you've done. It has been magnificent to watch. You are so much stronger than you think you are. 2010 has been a testament to that.

I'm glad you didn't let people get you down this year. I know that sometimes people said or did things which shook your confidence and made you feel like you were walking a wobbly tight-rope, but I think you overcame it SO well. You haven't let it shake your confidence in humankind and that is really beautiful.

My favorite thing about you is that you are living life YOUR way and doing the best you can. Your story is your own. You don't allow other people to persuade you to give up your dreams. You have a shining vision for the future and you're making little steps there every day. You don't allow people who "don't understand" to get you down, you just leave them behind in your glorious wake. You have faith that they'll catch up when the time is right. It is so awesome and delicious.

I think that when you are doing important things, the universe will throw challenges at you to see how serious you are. If you give up, it obviously didn't mean that much to you. The universe will give your dream to someone else. But you haven't given up. You keep forging ahead. You are so lionhearted and full of love and hope.

Brave love warrior. dream architect. infatuation queen. disco menace. psychedelic ghoul. bunnyhead genius. You are all of these things and so much more.

You are such an inspiration to me and everyone around you! We are so glad you are here. You make us really happy.

I love you so much. Stay golden!

Love letters and feather headdresses,

Now I have a challenge for you!!!! I challenge YOU to write a sweet "love letter" to anyone... it can be a friend, blog buddy or family member or if your feeling really froggy it can be to a complete stranger randomly in the phone book. Just a little something about what they mean to you or maybe something uplifting to bring joy to their day. You will feel so good writing, addressing and putting it in the post and I'm sure they will feel the same reading it :)

Love you readers!!!!!



  1. This is a great idea :)
    I will definitely do this.
    Lots of love to you! xo

  2. You always come up with the best ideas. What better way to pass on the joy you recieved from your letter than to encourage others to do the same. You are an amazing woman and I love you very much.

  3. Love it and so true!!! I'm only sending Christmas cards this year with love letters inside. Be on the lookout! ;) I'm hoping it's more personal and meaningful than just a Christmas card with a signed name. It's the time of the year to tell everybody how much they are loved!
    You are loved!!! And I love you!!! And miss you!!!

  4. That's sweet! Nothing like a snail mail letter. I'll have to THINK about writing someone that way...;)


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