Dear Passion,
We lost touch for a while. I’m sorry about that. I didn’t even know I had shut you out. You’ve come back and for that I am so very thankful. You’ve reminded me that I am meant to take up space, meant to feel, meant to take chances, meant to just be me – alive and free. I forgot how that felt. I forgot that I mattered. I forgot that I am free. If I’m honest, I still forget daily. You probably know that already though – you know me so well. I love how you encourage me to get to know everyone – to let them in. And I love how you remind me to get to know myself too. It’s hard work but I am so very thankful to have you as a companion.
With Love,
Kim

Dear Anxiety,
I can tell you’ve made your home inside my body. I don’t like to be inhospitable, but I think you’ve overstayed your welcome. Can you please find a new dwelling?
With Love,
Kim

Dear Anger,
I know you’re there somewhere. Somewhere deep inside. You creep up when I’m not looking and hide when I do. Can you please show your face to me? I need to spend some time with you, get to know you, learn what you must teach me. So please come out and play, just for a little while.
With Love,
Kim

Dear Sky,
Thank you for always being there. I can get lost gazing at you – at the clouds, at the sun, at the moon, at the stars. They all find their home in you for a while. Thank you for letting them do so. And thank you for sharing their beauty with me.
With Love,
Kim

Dear Anxiety,
You’re still here. I thought I made it clear that you’re not welcome here anymore. You need to go find a new place to live.
With Love, Kim

Dear Sadness,
I like to think of you as my friend. But I think I don’t make you feel very welcome. I don’t know how to create a space where you can come and rest for a while. I’d love it if you could teach me how to do that. I may be a slow learner so please have patience with me. But I promise that I will do my very best.
With Love,
Kim

Dear Striving,
I don’t remember when we first met. You’ve been a constant companion to me on this journey of life. You’ve helped me a lot. Without you, I don’t know that I would be where I am now. And, I need to let you go. I am thankful for our time together. But I no longer need your services.
With Love,
Kim

Dear Joy,
You are someone I’ve heard a lot about. People say that I should hold onto you, even in times of trouble. But every time I think I’ve grasped onto you, you slip away. Are you shy? Do you just not like me? Please write back soon. I’d really like to meet you someday.
With Love,
Kim

Dear Curiosity,
I’m thankful for our companionship. You’ve brought such richness to my life. I don’t where I’d be without you. Maybe my house would be cleaner. And maybe I’d stick to one task for longer. But I wouldn’t trade you for those things. So please continue to visit my house whenever you feel called. You are always welcome.
With Love,
Kim

Dear Anxiety,
You’re still here. I can tell that you’ve lightened your grasp on me. But you’re still here, making it hard to breathe, making everything feel so much more difficult. I’d really love it if you would go away, just for a while. I hate to say that. But really, I need some space from you.
With Love,
Kim

Dear Stillness,
I remember the days when I visited you. I loved to linger at your feet, to soak in the calm that comes in your presence. But lately, I am always accompanied by anxiety in your presence. I’ve asked her nicely to leave. She hasn’t listened yet. Do you have any ideas as to how I can make her leave? I don’t want to be mean but I long for time with just you.
With Love,
Kim

Dear Passion,
I wonder if maybe, someday, you’ll help me get ahold of Joy. Every time I think I’ve gotten ahold of her, she disappears. Maybe you can help me to learn how to get her to stay. And maybe someday, you can come and help me find anger. I need to have a long talk with her. I know she’s there because she pops her head in for short periods of time. But she quickly hides away again, and I can’t figure out where. Maybe you can help. And if not, maybe you can just sit with me for awhile.
With Love,
Kim

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