Wednesday, October 17, 2018

11 Pieces of Advice I Would Include in a Letter to My Younger Self


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Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wings of time.” ~Jean Paul

I just celebrated 65 successful-turns-around-the-sun. Yes, trite to say, but where did time fly to?
As my birthday wound down, I paused to time travel over the past six decades, I thought it would be fun to list 65 things I would put in a letter to my younger self. In this case, it would be “Little Lorraine Monique” when she was 10 years young and making straight A’s as a fifth grader at St. Francis de Sales School in Riverside, CA-- and to my only grandson Blake, now age 3 ½.
Then a breezy thought blew by, "Who wants to read 65 pieces of advice from you--or anyone for that matter?!" 

Not me.
And because I enjoy numerology if you add 6+5 (my turns-around-the-sun) =11; eleven is a portal number, reminding me that I am walking through the door to Chapter 3.
Some are serious, and some are just fun, but all have meaning for me.

Please share which "birthday feather" you practice or enjoyed being reminded of.

 
#1 Love is all there is. Love is all there. Love is all. Love is. LOVE. ~Lore

#2 Explore your relationship with God—or whatever name you choose. Invest in it, nurture it, grow it, express it, and never divorce.

#3 Listen to your inner whispers and follow the promptings; Intuition always has your back.


#4 Expect and give lots of H.U.G.S. >> Happy Unexpected God Surprises.


#5 When the horse is dead, get off!” -Rosita Perez. There’s no need to stay in any relationship that doesn’t bring you joy. Period.

#6 Make gratitude a daily practice; the positive energy will bless you abundantly and over time, become as natural as breathing.

#7 Be a forever student and teacher; read everything and anything; take classes and courses and; give back what you’ve learned.


#8 Make self-care of your body temple vs. a tent a priority with healthy food and thought choices. The greatest wealth you’ll ever have is good health—don’t squander your youthful treasure.

#9 Forgive yourself and others often. Repeat and repeat.

#10 Follow the Jewish proverb, “Plant a tree. Have a child. Write a book.”

#11 To travel far, travel light and be sure to pack your pen, paper, and all your dreams! ~Lore



Some final thoughts:
We are travelers on a cosmic Journey.
Stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity.
Life is eternal.
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, 
to meet, to love, to share.
This is a precious moment. 
It is a parenthesis in eternity."
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Happy Birthday to me.



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8 comments:

  1. Can I be honest, Lore? I loved all the feathers but the one I would definitely give my younger self or anyone who would listen is #9 - Forgive yourself and others often. Repeat and repeat.

    It simply isn't worth carrying all that resentment and negative baggage through Life. Besides, you miss out a lot of the beautiful scenery on the journey.

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    1. Of course, be honest! Thanks for sharing that #9 felt the most important to you. I agree, not forgiving ourselves and others uses up such precious energy and creates heavy baggage.

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  2. All of the above I would listen to but “Explore a relationship with God—or whatever name you choose. Invest in it, nurture it, grow it, express it, and never separate or divorce.” Is More important. The other spring from it.

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    1. I agree, Leila. Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Sweet! Happy birthday -- and make mine a vigorous, daily gratitude practice. (And the feathers are spectacular. I got lost in the colors.)

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    1. Amen to gratitude, Andrea. AMEN! The feathers were spectaular!

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  4. Happy birthday! I love your feathers and implement many of them but the one that made the biggest difference in my life is practicing gratitude and appreciation for what is.

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. I know your grateful heart and that you express it often inyour beautfiul memes!

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