Today, you are going to use powerful words to encourage yourself. Adults quickly forget the joys, hopes, and dreams of childhood. You are going to help your “future self “remember these things by writing a letter.
As the prompt said yesterday, “words are powerful. As writers, we must take responsibility for each word we write or speak. We must remember that our words have the ability to heal or hurt, build or destroy, love or hate.” We need to keep this in mind when speaking and writing to others AND when we think and speak about ourselves.
Be kind to yourself.
As my mother always said,
“Words are either life-giving or life-taking.”
Write a letter to your “Future Self”.
Tell the “adult you” about who you are right now. What are you great at? What are your hobbies? What are your hopes and dreams for the future? What are your fears? What do you value? What do you believe about work, love, and family? What are your likes and dislikes? What advice do you think the “future you” needs to hear? What do you never want to forget?
Encourage the future you.
Then, put the letter in an envelope, seal it, and mark it with “Letter to Future Self. Do not open until age _____.” (Choose an adult age.) Put the letter in a safe place or give it to your parents to give to you on an important event. (ie. college graduation, marriage, etc.)
In the comment section below, share your first name, age, state, and country. Tell us one piece of advice you gave your future self.
Michelle Lynn Senters is the Founder and Director of KIDS ARE WRITERS. She spends her days working as a teacher and spends her evenings writing books for children and adults. You can learn more about Michelle HERE and at www.michellelynnsenters.com.