3.20.2010

letter to self.

I was going through old posts from march 2008. and i felt like this was worth re-posting. for myself anyways...

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman


I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby


Dear Self,
i come to you, to beg of you, to never let your dreams go. never settle to be anything less than what you dream of. if it is a baker, a florist, a poet, a teacher, a student, a mother, a counselor, a photographer, a pilot, whatever it is- believe in all that you are. and all that you are not. if you pick one thing to accomplish each day, each week, each year, if it is that of a grain of sand, once you build it up, you'll have mountains. believe in yourself. in your passion. in what you have done. and the person you want to become. when life throws curveballs, when it throws trials, when you are drowning in feeling sorry for yourself, when you "feel like swiss cheese(what goes in the lonely holes?"-sabrina ward harrison) then think of a time when you were brave. when you had courage beyond belief. when you get to that place in your mind, in your heart, that is where the change begins. that is where the growth takes place. so be who you are. be what you want to be. try. try. try. and when you fail. try again. i've only learned this in the last few months. it isn't about anyone else. it is about how we feel and how we want to feel. its about pushing past fear, and doing what seems impossible. it is taking chances. it is about breathing deeply in who you are. and praying for the strength to be who he knows you are.

i'm rooting you on.

6 comments:

Mom said...

Hey Lou! That is really neat! I'm glad you still have it! I'm rooting you on too! Love you!

Mandy said...

Yes! Could not agree more!

Traci said...

awesome! :) thanks for sharing that!

Marsha Ann Willoughby said...

love it! glad you shared

J.D., Micah, {and} Jonnie said...

What a neat post... i loved it!

J.D., Micah, {and} Jonnie said...

No! Cause when we moved out to Florida we only got a ONE bedroom apt... it is tiny! But when we move into a new place where she has her own room... I'm hitting you up!