Writing to my younger self…what would I say?

Whilst reading a post response from one of my lovely followers http://meditatingmummy@wordpress.com 

I wanted to write this post. I do hope that MM will forgive me, for it may seem that I am stealing her idea, but in honesty I had thought of doing this after writing my post for the Word press Challenge.

So please forgive me MM if I have taken anything away from you, for that was not my intent.

 

What should I say to you if I turned back the clock and you were young…would you do anything differently?

What amount of wisdom could I impart on your young and naive soul..and you would believe me?

What words would I say to protect you and make sure you felt no pain…ever?

What knowledge could I impart that you could see the world from another ones eyes and not just your own…some?

 

Should I teach you not to be selfish?  To think not only of yourself but of others…Yes.

Should I teach you to be respectful to others and to put yourself in their shoes …Yes

Should I teach you to be considerate and endeavour to bring joy and your heart to those that care for you…Yes

Should I teach you to have an opinion of your own and stand true and strong to it…Yes

 

Would I tell you that appearance isn’t everything and love can be found behind the outer shell…Yes

Would I tell you that having money is not the be all and end all of having a successful life...Yes

Would I tell you the future is so far ahead that you shouldn’t spend all your time thinking of it now…Yes

Would I tell you that friends will come and go in your life and those that are the most important will remain…Yes

 

Could I tell you that being young and confident and being able to love yourself for who you are is a good thing…Yes

Could I tell you to believe you are beautiful inside and out and not to follow those that aren’t…Yes

Could I tell you that you will experience heart ache in your life but you shall survive…Yes

Could I tell you to care about your life style now for it may bring harm to you later on…Yes

 

Shall I comfort you by saying it is all right to get angry or jealous with others but not to hold onto those feelings..Yes

Shall I comfort you by saying you don’t have to prove anything to anybody only to yourself…Yes

Shall I comfort you by saying that life is such a precious gift and not to take anything for granted…Yes

Shall I comfort you by saying you can strive and make what you want of your life no matter what others say…Yes

 

If I tell you that you will have more than one love in this world would you believe me…Yes

If I tell you that broken hearts and stomachs that feel they have been cut will heal…Yes

If I tell you that changing yourself for some one else is wrong…Yes

If I tell you that there is a special someone whom you may not meet for many years to come will appear…Yes

 

Can I tell you that you that your life will have so many twists and turns it will make your head spin…Yes

Can I tell you that you will experience so many new and different moments than what you think you will…Yes

Can I tell you that life will throw a curve ball now and then and it will only make you stronger…Yes

Can I tell you that life really is too short and to make the most of what you have and do now…Yes

 

With love shall I whisper to respect others, the frail, the elderly, the disabled, the maimed…Yes I shall

With love shall I whisper not to forget who you are, what you stand for and your beliefs…Yes I shall

With love shall I whisper not to hold onto guilt for something that you may do in your youth… Yes I shall

With love shall I whisper you do have faults, for no one is perfect…Yes

 

But with so much love shall I whisper to myself that all of these things make up who I am and that who I am now will not be who I shall become…I am me…for better or for worse and either way the world is waiting to receive..I am waiting to receive it…..

Yes…Yes I shall

 

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5 thoughts on “Writing to my younger self…what would I say?

  1. Well mumsy, *sighing* this brought a tear to my eye!
    I so wish blogging was around when I was growing up!…. When all else had failed…that would have given me hope! xxxxxxxxx

    • Aww Paulama did it? I am sad when it brings tears, but in a way also joyful as my words have truly MEANT something to those that read it.

      Thank you for your words and like MM….I feel blessed to have such friends and I really like my name Mumsy 🙂
      xxx

  2. Mumsy, I am so happy you wrote this beautiful post. It is everything I would have told my younger self and more. I would show it to my daughters when they are older. I think you have captured life in an essence. Thank you for writing and thank you for the shout out. You are just lovely 🙂
    xx

    • Thank you for being so kind about it MM, I really didn’t mean to take any ideas away from you. You are so gracious.
      Thank you for your words and your compliment.
      I had more to say but thought I best stop for fear of people nodding off to sleep! 🙂
      …abour trust etc…isn’t it funny I write a post and then I am awake half the night thinking how I could of added or written it better.

      PS You are just lovely too 🙂 xxxx

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