Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Note to Self


In keeping with a contest theme on Chocolate Covered Daydreams I am submitting this post as a letter to my younger self. I hope you enjoy it all.

A Note to Self:

I thought the title alone would be more than enough to generate the curiosity you always show when it comes to reading things you find. If you have found this letter, then I know you are off to a great start as you are about to learn some valuable life lessons that are bound to change your life for the better.

1. Find Salvation! If you haven't discovered the joy of turning your life over to God at this point in your life, trust me, DO IT! DO IT NOW! Don't think for one moment that it can wait for tomorrow. Turning control of your life over to a God that created this world and all that is in it will make for some major changes in your life. God will now become your pilot not your co-pilot as long as you leave the driving up to Him. He will never leave you alone, always weather the storms of life with you, and provide the eternal home you will long for once you've breathed your last breath here on Earth. If you have already found God, you're already smarter than I was at your age.

2. Get a degree of any kind at college. Oh if I had it to do over again, I would take that curiosity of yours and use it for the benefit of mankind and become a doctor or a lawyer. You always route for the underdog and in the future it's those changes we need to see in doctors and lawyers as well as for the people that can be helped when they can't afford those services. Think of the lives you will save, not only in your immediate family but in the lives of people you will meet only once.

3. Learn to forgive and let go, instead of carrying grudges around with you. It's OK to speak your mind and not let people take advantage of you. Being assertive is not a negative quality when it comes to being a lady. Forgiving doesn't mean you have to forget, but the sooner you can begin the forgiving process, the better person you will be in the end. Nothing comes from carrying all that excess baggage around.

4. Remember that life is not about you, but what you can do for others. This life lesson alone will create more lasting love, happiness and joy and will be worth more money than you can ever make in a lifetime. Life is about giving back, not taking, not about receiving what you think you deserve. Open your heart to serving others. What comes back to you when you do, will warm your heart on many a cold night.

If you can simply take away these life lessons from an older more experienced person, who has lugged this wisdom around for 45 years now and take something away from it all, doing it much sooner than I did, I think will not only enhance your life, but make the life you have left worth more than all the riches life has to offer.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

15 comments:

Clif said...

Good post. I am so pleased that your health is improving. I have been praying for you since Loren let me know that you were ill. I should have come over and left you a message but I didn't think you would be going to your blog. I sent you a copy of Guilt-Free Living. I hope you like it. Keep getting better!!!

Cathy said...

Good advice!

Andrea said...

Great advice and post!
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Wylie said...

Awesome! What a great idea! I will have to write a note to me someday.
Wylie

He & Me + 3 said...

That was awesome. VEry wise. Trying to teach my kids early that life is not about them but others & Christ and leading others to Christ.

Beth E. said...

Sage advice! If only we had known back then what we know now!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I loved your letter! Thanks so much for entering.

So much insight in your letter. I loved it.

Deb said...

But when I was younger, would I have listened to those words of wisdom?

Do I listen now?

No, don't answer that.

Glad you're feeling better.

Sweet dreams.

COUNTRY MOM said...

Kat, Praying for you and your health. Hope you have a great day. Love you. Many Blessings, Audrey

Greg C said...

Could you send that to my younger self too. Maybe I would listen to you since I didn't listen to my own self.

Still Learning said...

Very wise and true words my friend.

Jenn

~*Michelle*~ said...

As always....a visit to your place leaves me blessed and filled with more wisdom. Always packed with TRUTH!

my favorite is #4, btw.

christy rose said...

This is a great idea! Note to self.... This could benefit my children in their lifetime. If they would take the time to sit down and read it.
You did great!

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi dear Kat,
The last post of yours that I read was dated Nov 23, the same day I posted about my husband's first homegoing anniversary. Then I left for Manila two days after and had little time to visit the internet cafe (we have no wifi at home) because of a lot of things to attend to. I was not able to visit other blogs, except my own...and from there, Andrea left a recent comment asking for prayers for you.

I have prayed dear Kat, and today, I'm back in my hometown and able to visit my my blog friends again.

After reading up on all your recent posts after Nov. 23... I have to tell you I have tears in my eyes. For your courage, for your faith. Your post entitled Note To Self... that was a powerful sharing of your testimony.

What touched me the most is the fact that Steve, despite knowing how important his job and income is, still chose to put you first...against all odds. I am sure that his supervisor at work will have a soft and understanding heart.

Praise God you now have been diagnosed... and so the treatment that has begun will complete its course and you will be healed.

I speak life to you, Kat and as I type these words I am speaking the words aloud: In Jesus I speak life health and healing to you Kat right now, and declare that your body was created to serve you and not the other way around. I come against all evil schemes and demonic assignments, and I ask God to put His hedge of protection around you against any future attack. I command the spirit of infirmity to leave you, for you are a daughter of the king, and His favor rests on you. I speak joy and gladness to arise, and ask the Healer, Jehovah Rophe, to release strength to your bones and healing to your whole body. I declare that God's kingdom purposes will be carried out in you.

Continue to embrace life, my dear Kat.

I have no doubt that God will fast track your healing and recovery...and enable you to enjoy this CHristmas like never before.

I pray a special prayer for Steve, that God will honor this man's heart of faith. Open the floodgates of heaven upon his life, dear Lord.

Love
Lidj

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I don't think that I could go shopping in a mall right now.