Saturday, September 11, 2010

some day

i'm linking up with the red dress club to write a letter to our younger
selves.

dear younger lea,

i know you think you're fat, because there is a tiny jiggle behind
you, but you're NOT.  some day you WILL be, so try to enjoy
that cute little figure while you have it.



it makes you feel prettier to be as tan as a piece of leather, but
some day that's what your skin will look like . . . only worse.
put on sunscreen.

be kind to everyone.  some day you may work for one of them.

think sweet thoughts, and you will say sweet words.  some day
you may have to eat them.



love,
your much older self

"whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever
is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable . . . think on
such things."  philippians 4:8

31 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh the things I would tell my younger self! I wish I could go back and change so many things. I guess that's what helps me to be a bit wiser today!

Single and Sane said...

Great advice. =)

BonjourRomance said...

What great advice. If we only knew then what we know now!
Enjoy your week-end,
Mimi

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Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lea! Great post, and I love the Bible verse you included. I have always and forever worked hard to think my best thoughts, and I wish it was not the struggle it still sometimes is... But I like to think improvement is there, and I'm encouraged with myself, as I do, at least, catch myself in negative thoughts. I give my own face a little slap, and try to refocus!! (0; I grew up surrounded and nearly buried to death in them, and I KNOW that's not how/what I want to be! I love coming to Blogland to visit with friends like you who definitely help to keep my spirits UP!... Have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Dawn said...

Dear Younger self,
Please listen to the sage advice of those who are older than you and love you. They really do know what they are talking about. It's wise advice, and will save you much heartache.

Love,
The Older and not so far off as you imagine Self

Farm Girl said...

Very strong words and beautiful insight to "young Lea." I can apply them all to me too.
Have a lovely day.

High Heeled Life said...

Very inspiring words ... not only for younger self .. but I can so apply those words of wisdom to my life today!! Great post ... Happy week-end..HHL

koralee said...

I LOve this today my friend...perfect reminder..I must show my daughters your post.

Hugs for a great week..I am off for a bit but will visit when I home. xoxoxo

Susan B said...

Wise words indeed! A sweet post.

Have a good weekend. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful post, Lea. Your words ring very true to me and I hope that my daughters will learn my example so that I can learn from theirs.

xoxo
Jane

Joan Elizabeth said...

Grin ... the problem is that even if you had been able to give yourself those words you would not have heeded them. I was skinny, knew I was skinny but never for the life of me believed I would ever be well padded like my mum and aunties but I am! I especially like the thought about words ... and love the scripture too.

Vee said...

Such good advice...

Sonja said...

the way your mind and heart work just made me smile! Every word of this is true! :) and it's for sure that the older self gets here before we can believe it!

St. Nicholas and Christmas said...

Love love love this! Yes, I've often thought too...if only I could have written to my younger self... the things I would have told me...!!! But the heart candy...aren't they the best!?!
Ann

Cheri Bunch said...

Love this!!! :) Right there with you, friend! Blessings, Cheri

Aubrey said...

I am certainly not MUCH younger than you, but I kind of feel like you wrote those suggestions directly to me. :) Thanks so much for the verse! All my love to you and yours.

Debbie said...

How true all of this certainly is....very well written. Happy Sunday. Debbie

Jemm said...

I SO wish I could go back and live young again with the knowledge and experience I have now. The grass is always greener...

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

An interesting exercise. Sometimes I think I would tell my younger self to change things. However, those very things, negative, painful and sore are the things that shaped the person I am today.

Cheryl said...

I look back at old pictures and remember how I felt fat at the time, and now I'm all "I was SO skinny then!"

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Love this...how creative are you???? You just make me smile!!! This would be a good post after all the Mommy Piggy Tale posts that made me look back!!!
Oh, I am adjusting to my little one being gone two part days...I have to say, I really miss him. He is such a joy! He talks all the way home about what a fun, fun day he had!!!
It is good for us both! Thanks for asking!!!
God is just nudging me in a lot of new directions....LOL

Jenners said...

So true!! I think I would tell my younger self (heck ... even myself a few years ago!) all of this and more!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I wished someone had given me such sage advice when I was younger! Oh well...what I've done has shaped who I am...in more ways than one! Cheers for the sweet post.

Cinnamon said...

I love love love love that!!

~Cinnamon

Natasha said...

How right you are! I wish someone had sent me a letter like that when I was younger!

Thanks for your beautiful words yesterday too, Lea. I felt so much better after reading all of the sweet messages left by kind bloggers like yourself. Thank you for your friendship.

Blessings and best wishes,
Natasha.

Bree said...

Amen to that sister!
How is your Emily doing? How about her mama? I'm thanking the Lord as He is always so faithful to His children..I've cried out and He has heard my prayers...working on that joy :)
Have beautiful & joyful day in HIm!
Love,
Bree

Farm Girl said...

Oh Lea you make me laugh!! Yes eating fried chicken is okay. In fact,
I fix fried chicken too. As my boys love fried chicken.
I wouldn't eat my hens, but I have threatened the old hens who only lay eggs when they want that if they don't get with the plan they might be soup someday.
Only I don't think I would. :)
Write a post about fried chicken!!

Gwendolyn said...

Oh so very true and words I've spoken to my daughters!

Gloria said...

Adorable! I love it...:)

Ash said...

You're so correct - oh the baby oil and the silver "beach towels" - oy! I regret that everytime I fork over good money for some miracle in a jar.