A Love Letter To Yourself

Today is the first day of February – the day when we enter into the shortest month that feels like the longest month. The month where you are bombarded with glitter and hearts Β and schmaltzy cards and the expectation that you are to show everyone how much you love them because some corporation said that you should.

I think it’s a scam.

I hate Valentines Day. I can’t remember when I have ever liked it – perhaps, in elementary school when everyone gave everyone cards and there were cupcakes and a party and really no pressure to say or do anything but sign your name on some card adorned with a licensed character’s face and some cheesy Valentine pun.

And while it’s always nice to tell other people that you love them, and how you feel – I’mma change things up this month because like my daughter, sometimes I need to color outside the lines (Okay. Not really. I’m a color-inside-the-line girl – but I’m kicking off my shoes. Just once).

This month, I would love to see you write a love letter.

To yourself.

I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Letters to yourself, that’s been DONE about a million times.” Maybe so. Well. Definitely so. But – how often do we write these letters to ourselves in this moment? Where we are now, how we are now, our experiences and our feelings NOW? When do we take the time to look at ourselves with the same non-judging eye with which we look at our friends and loved ones and see ourselves the way our friends see us? (If you’re like me, the answer is: not often enough).

“But you’re so hypocritical, Sarah!” you’re saying. “You’re not very loving to yourself. You talk down about yourself and you are so critical of what you see and who you are! How dare YOU ask US to do this?”

Well… because I need this just as much as you do.

This month. I’ll join you. I’ll be writing and posting a love letter to myself as well. I have 28 days to do it. You can write your letter in the comments or on your own blog – if you write on your blog, please share the link with me.

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. great idea πŸ™‚

  2. Good idea. I kind of did that in my post yesterday but I will take this challenge.

  3. Rock on!

    This will be a REALLY hard task for me and I’ll most likely end up bawling my way through it. I’m not very kind to myself. Need to change that.

  4. I’m going to take you up on this. It won’t be easy, I can write them about my family but not about myself. Before the month is out I shall write and post myself a love letter.

    I think this will be the hardest challenge.

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