I write letters to myself every year when my birthday comes around. Of course none of them see the light of stage unlike most of my pieces😀 I chew them up after reading.
So today I decided to read/write this one out loud.
Dear me, how are you doing? It sure feels good to be turning a year older, doesn’t it?
First of all, congratulations for making it this far🦋
You have done well so far, and I hope you are ready for the beautiful life that lies ahead of you.
A few things to remember though. Your whole life has been a race, and I’m glad you’ve stopped running. I’m glad you’ve stopped moving past life’s most intimate and important moments with an air of nonchalance. I’m glad you’ve slowed down, you’re starting to breathe, you’re starting to actually live life.
Remember, happiness is a choice you’ll have to keep choosing, every morning.
Remember, you owe no one an organised life. In the chaos, find your peace; that is all that will matter.
Remember, open your eyes and look, really look around you. Enjoy this moment because in a year, things will be different.
Remember, you are you. Be you. Everyone else is taken. Be the happiest and most free version of yourself.
Remember, the weight of anyone’s expectation is not worth carrying.
Remember, you will always have people who love you and care for you. Kindly, reciprocate.
Finally, I love you more than anything in this world.
Happy birthday buddy❤️