Recently, I decided to start writing love letters to myself. It is an interesting exercise. Quite often it feels hard. I know like many others I tend to see the worst in myself. I’m hoping this will help me to see myself differently. As I was waiting for my daughter’s concert today, I decided to look up the weather on the day I was born. I was wanting to set a scene in a letter to myself for that day. It was very different than this, and I’m not going to share that one. But this one I liked so I’m sharing. I’m hoping maybe it will inspire others to write love letters to themselves as well.
Today I looked up the weather the day you were born. You can imagine my delight when I read that the weather was partly cloud with sky obscuring fog. Sky obscuring fog. I had never heard that phrase before. And yet how fitting is that for the day you were born?
I know how much you love the fog. How you see beauty in the way it sits atop the land, masking the natural beauty behind its thickness. That fog fills you with a longing to see what’s underneath, sending your imagination soaring as you imagine all the beauty there is to be uncovered in the world.
I wonder if when you were born the fog saw some thing inside you and decided to take residence there, blooming within your soul. Its flowers became your superpower, reminding you to always look beneath the surface, always searching to find the pearl beneath.
So today, I want you to know that I love the fog in your soul. I love the way you see the world. I love how you can find beauty where others see nothing at all. Don’t lose that part of you. You have a lot to offer the world. Don’t ever underestimate the importance of uncovering the beauty.