Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Letter to My Younger Self - Giveaway Reminder

Big Giveaway Reminder.....

I'm excited to celebrate the Christmas holiday by giving away a brand new Nintendo Wii Fit Plus.

Note: This is ONLY the Wii Fit Plus with the balance board and not the Wii Console. You must purchase the Wii Gaming Console to use Wii Fit Plus.

So far, I only have ONE official entry. I definitely need more to make it a giveaway.

If you'd like to enter for a chance to win, please go here for the rules and the opportunity to enter.

Here's my letter to my younger self:

Dear Younger Self,

Girl, you better brace yourself! Life will have many surprising twists and turns along the way. For one, do not, I repeat, do not hang upside any bar pretending to be a gymnast. Trust me, your four front teeth will thank you.

Don't be so hard on yourself when you become a teenager. Popularity means nothing in high school, although the kids around you want to make you think it does. Even the fashions that you are dying to wear will mean nothing years from now. In fact, when you look at the pictures of the styles you wore, you'll roll your eyes and say, "I can't believe I left the house looking like that!"

As far as friendships go, your twin sister will ALWAYS be in your corner. Don't worry much if someone lets you down. They aren't worth the tears.

Pursue your dreams and don't let nothing stop you. That includes fear or doubts. You may not become a doctor but you will love being able to reach out and help others around you. Write everything that your heart tells you to write. Create, draw and play the piano...a lot. You will be thankful that you did.

As far as relationships go...this is one area where you will really need to put on your big girl panties. Your life will appear to be blissful and secure but trust me, things aren't always as they seem. Learn from each heartache and tear you shed. Those tears will not last always. You will come in from out of the rain and find happiness and laughter once again.

Oh, and your kids, one of them will need to be watched all the time. She will get into EVERYTHING. Don't leave Vaseline anywhere near her. The other one will provide heart stopping antics but tell yourself, "She's okay."

Most of all, don't let anyone steal your joy away from you. Laugh often. Sing loudly and enjoy each and every year God gives you. You won't regret it.

Your older self


Menopausal New Mom said...

What a fabulous idea, to write a letter to your younger self. I loved it, very good advice you gave her.

Heart2Heart said...

I've already posted the letter at your giveaway link! I hope you enjoy it. What a fun way to pass along life advice.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

blueviolet said...

Don't you wish that we could really do this for ourselves? What a comfort it would be!

sherry ♥ lee said...

That is not only a brilliant idea but a fabulous letter!! Keeping a sense of humour about us is so very valuable all through our lives.

And I hope you get a few more entries for this incredible giveaway!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Great job Simone! It would be so great if our younger selves had a flash backwards to have helped us through the years :-)


Anita said...

When we're honest with ourselves, we know ourselves better than anyone else, so who better to write the letter. I'll have to try it one day. :)

Veronica Lee said...

Great idea, Simone!
I hope you'll get lots of entries for this terrific giveaway!!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, Simone, I would love to join your giveaway if I live in the US; plus, I already have Wii Fit (just not Plus). :)

I love the letter you wrote to your younger self. One thing that I would tell my younger self is this: Knowing you can is sometimes not enough; you need to put in that extra effort and prove that you can.

My name is PJ. said...

Hi Simone, I already have Wii everything, BUT I posted about your giveaway on my blogpost today. It's a great prize!

Your letter was awesome. I'd literally have to write a book to myself!

Ina in Alaska said...

You are a wise woman, Simone! xoxo

lagirl/sweet tea said...

Can you hear me applauding?

BTW, in your comment to my Blog you asked if the party was an "all-nighter". Definitely not. It lasted exactly one hour and that was perfect considering our guests were so young. Fun stuff! Baby Boo would have loved it!!

Danica said...

I love it! What a great idea!


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