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A Love Letter To Yourself

Imagine, if you will that someone you love dearly is writing you the most exquisite creation that comes straight from the heart. As we age, sometimes, we come face to face with ‘shoulda, woulda’ coulda’ regrets; we look at our bodies and recall a time when they may have been leaner or more flexible and could do more things than they can now. One of my favorite lines comes from Pete Seeger: “How do I know that my youth is all spent? My get up and go has got up and went. But in spite of it all, I’m able to grin, when I think of the places my get up has been.”….but I digress…back to the letter. Pick out a beautiful card or a piece of stationary. Use a lovely color ink and let flow from your pen, words eloquent and affirming. What would send you swooning, have you feel cherished and treasured? You can write about your physical attributes…choose one thing you like when you gaze into the mirror. You can offer a tribute to your generous spirit, your open heart, your creativity, your gardening skills. Then, seal it in an envelope and give it to a friend to mail to you in a few weeks when you may have forgotten that you had written it. It will show up in your mailbox as a delightful surprise. Remember, guys, this is not just an exercise for the women. Men need affirmation too.


So as we appreciate those we love and cherish, make sure to honor the lover in the mirror.


You can sing this song to yourself as you gaze into your own eyes… 


You Are The Face of God by Karen Drucker

  • Ruth Anne Wood, Live Your Peace interview series

    In April I went to lunch with friends on a Sunday equipped with stationary left over from the wedding you officiated in June 2005, Edie. Out of the fifteen friends at the table, ten took me up on my offer to write a beautiful note to themselves with bright colors to decorate the cards. Then I passed out matching envelopes and ask them to address them. Some took the letters home with them while others took me up on my offer to mail them at a future date. Just recently I got a handful of thanks that their letters arrived at the perfect time including one friend’s birthday who held onto the card I made to myself and she hand delivered it to me at Sunday service on I day I really appreciated what I wrote myself. These became such unbelievably treasured gift to the participating friends that the letters were placed in prominent places on their dresser and desk. What a fun idea, Edie!!

  • Edie Weinstein

    How magnificent, Ruth! I love your creative flair. What a great idea to use remaining wedding note cards or stationary or even thank you notes and have a self love party with them.
    Spread the luv!

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