A Letter

Hi cutie,

How are you doing? It’s very grey outside & 45 degrees. (That’s 7 to you & me.) I am distracting myself by looking at extremely overpriced dresses. You know how we do.

Anyway, I just wanted to write & tell you how amazing you are… in lieu of a Christmas card. ‘Cause “Happy Holidays” doesn’t sum up everything I have to tell you.

Okay, I know that sounds soppy, & this letter is not supposed to be a goop-fest, but it’s true & I wanted to remind you. Especially because I know you’re stressed out right now. So this is a, “Hello, you’re wonderful!” wake-up call.

I’m really proud of how far you’ve come this year. No year is perfect… I know 2009 has been difficult. It was hard on me too. We all had some crushing lows & our fair amount of anguish, but despite all that, I think you’ve done really well. Remember the start of the year, & how unsure you were about everything? This year has had so many moments of sickening instability but you have shown yourself to be a big glittering diamond every time. Every time!

Look at everything you’ve done! You have changed so many things about your life for the better. You’ve adopted new & more empowering attitudes, cut negative people from your life & achieved heaps.

Honestly, when you think about how you felt this time last year, & contrast that to how your life looks today, you’ll realise how well you’ve done. It has been magnificent to watch. You are so much stronger than you think you are. 2009 has been testament to that.

I’m glad you didn’t let people get you down this year. I know that sometimes people said or did things which shook your confidence & made you feel like you were walking a wobbly tight-rope, but I think you overcame it SO well. You haven’t let it shake your confidence in humankind & that is really beautiful.

My favourite thing about you is that you are living life YOUR way & doing the best you can. Your story is your own. You don’t allow other people to persuade you to give up your dreams. You have a shining vision for the future & you’re making little steps there every day. You don’t allow people who “don’t understand” to get you down, you just leave them behind in your glorious wake. You have faith that they’ll catch up when the time is right. It is so awesome & delicious.

I think that when you are doing important things, the universe will throw challenges at you to see how serious you are. If you give up, it obviously didn’t mean that much to you. The universe will give your dream to someone else. But you haven’t given up. You keep forging ahead. You are so lionhearted & full of love & hope.

Brave love warrior. Dream architect. Infatuation queen. Disco menace. Psychedelic ghoul. Bunnyhead genius. You are all these things & so much more.

You are such an inspiration to me & everyone around you! We are so glad you are here. You make us really happy.

I love you so much. Stay golden!