May 25, 2011

Dear Future Self



Dear Future Self,

Remember me?  You're young, naive self?

I hope our dreams have now become reality-- a published children's book, a successful art business, a speaker for the unheard and a traveler of the world. I still love you if you haven't achieved these things, but keep persevering.

I hope you know at any age you can aspire to great things--so keep dreaming.  Each day is a gift of beautiful proportions to drink in and savor. I know this because I'm losing our dear friend.  Perhaps you now look back on these days with a positive perspective.  I wish you were here to tell me.

But I won't let sorrow stop me.  I promise I won't give up on living, loving and growing if you'll do the same.  I'll leave you with the quote I keep circling back to from Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting. 

"Do not fear death . . . . only the unlived life.  You don't have to live forever; you just have to live." 

Live to the fullest,
Catherine

P.S. I'm still on a blogging break but already had this post scheduled. Wishing you all the best!





8 comments :

  1. Very uplifting! Thanks so much for participating :)

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  2. I love that quote too. Your letter was very inspiring. :)

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  3. fab letter - love the quote - have just written it above my desk!
    Lxxx

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  4. What an amazing quote ... and the Great Wall of China! I've walked on it many times. :)

    I'm so sorry you've had sorrow in your life recently. I hope you can find some peace even in the storm.

    Amy
    P.S. Your art work is beautiful!

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  5. I'm so sorry about your loss and I pray God's peace surround you like a blanket.

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  6. The Lord is your Beacon of Hope in a storm of darkness...

    I hope you find comfort, soon.

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