Hello all! So I LOVE this idea by Janae @ Pink Moss. She is currently working on a project called, "In My Daughter's Eyes." A little bit about the project: her goal is make a book of 100 letters in which women write to their 12 year old selves. The project is for her six beautiful daughters and wants the letters to be about the advice you would have given yourself to find happiness and real beauty. To become a part of this project and for more information, click here!
Here is my letter (so far). I still want to work on it a little bit more:
Dear 12 Year Old Beautiful Self-
I know this is a very hard time for you. Life for you is starting to shift and you don’t know how to handle things. With new friends coming and old friends left behind, remember: always be yourself! Not the person that you think everyone likes. You are human; you don’t have to always put on the tough act.
When you find yourself in a situation that makes you want to run away, because you think it will help, don’t run. Face the problem head on. You are a strong woman! God will help you get through any situation – lean on him for strength and wisdom.
Remember to always know your self-worth. There will be many boys that will come along and test you. Don’t fall into their traps. You’ll know what they "really" want by the little voice in your head – listen to it! Don’t second guess yourself.
When you lose someone very dear to you, don't blame yourself. There is nothing you could have done to change the situation. Know that he is in Heaven and finally at peace.
Look into the mirror and tell yourself you are beautiful every day and most importantly, believe it! Those freckles along your nose are kisses from angles above. And those eyes that you think aren’t so special, will become one of your favorite features. When you see yourself and start to critique your nose, don't be hard on yourself. You'll soon find a picture of your great grandmother that you love and miss so much, and see that you have her nose! This will then become your second favorite feature.
Don’t ever be ashamed of your height. You are taller than most girls, but that’s okay. Walk with your head held high and your shoulders back. Have confidence in your body and know that the girls in the magazines aren’t real. Everyone has imperfections. The things that make you stand out from everyone else are the things that make you, you. Be proud of those things.
Stay close to your brother. He is only trying to protect you. He loves you. Don’t waste moments on fighting about little things. Become close with him and be there for him when he needs you the most. He has had things very hard in his life.
Don’t look for love. Let God fulfill His plan and He will bring you someone when the time is right. When you meet him, love him for who he is. Cherish the little moments, because they will go by fast. Do devotions together and listen to each other’s needs. You are not always right and it’s okay to make mistakes. He will love you for who you are and that will be one of the things that makes you realize it’s okay to be you and that he’s the one.
Go for your dreams. Sing out loud. Love like crazy.
Your older (and wiser) self
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