I was in Starbucks today, sipping on a soy green tea latte when my Barista asked me a question about self love.

Her question inspired the Q&A for today.

A fun way to deepen self-love is to write a love-letter to yourself.

Below I’ve written a love-letter to myself to help you get started on yours.

Dear Gemma,

You are brave. Not a day passes that I don’t have a moment of gratitude for what you were willing to forgive so you could truly heal. 

When you see brutality you search for beauty. I love that about you. 

I think the wrinkles around your eyes are pretty cute, they are the evidence of the laughter and smiles you’ve had.

Even though you don’t always like your furrowed brow, it’s something I love.
It means you care.
It means you reflect on life.

I love your courage — to cry, to leap, to give, to receive. 

When your heart breaks, you allow it to open you. When you heal {and you always heal} your heart grows bigger and stronger. 

I love it when you’re excited and your hands flail about in an attempt to punctuate your ideas. 

Thank you for trusting your heart over your head even when it means taking a risk, stepping into the unknown, and embracing uncertainty. 

I like the moments you think you’ve figured it all out.
I like moments you remember you have so much to learn.

You’re always reading something, always searching for more knowledge, always expanding your skills, always longing for more awareness. I love that. 

You ache to hear the words that are unspoken — I love how deeply you listen.

There is always something going on in your mind, a mixture of hopes, dreams, and ideas that no one knows about. It’s a secret garden only I know the entrance too. I love the mystery of our special place.


Photo Credit : Kelly Hofer took this beauty.