My Dearest Elysia,
It has been a long time since I have sent you words of love and encouragement. How does time go by so quickly? I can’t even remember the last time I whispered positivity into your ears.
I know how much a loving whisper means to you. Yet, I find I have completely taken all that you do and are for granted. Worse than that, when I do give you any attention at all, it is in the form of criticism. I am so sorry…again.
How can one overlook your kindness towards others? Your empathy when a friend or loved one is hurting. How I love the way you celebrate with others’ successes. Elysia, you always seem to bring a smile to someone who needs it.
Your fun nature can put aside any difficult situation and gather contagious laughter. Remember when you told Satyam about your new Yoga style concept: Hot Flash Yoga! You got a laugh out of a serious guy!
Elysia, this past year you have suffered chronic pain severely. Yet you continued to suit up and show up for life. Your doctor said you needed to lose 30 lbs. You are just 4 lbs shy of this! You go, girl! Even though Elysia was perfectly okay with her body (or so she said), she dieted and worked out for her health.
So I guess, I did show myself (Elysia) a bit of love when I took care of her body. Maybe I just needed to be reminded that I truly love you, Elysia. Thank you for being the badass you are! The warrior queen you encourage your sisters to be in their lives!
Please never forget how much I love you, Elysia.
When was the last time you wrote yourself a love letter? Can you do so today? I would love to see what you come up with in your words to self.
Love yourself this Valentine’s Day – And stay blissful my friends! – E