Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dear Mary

My apologies for the lack of posts recently. Major writer's block. Very uninspired. But then I picked up the most recent copy of "O" Magazine, and something caught my attention.

Oprah wrote a letter to herself. It was "from" her current self, and "to" her 20 year old self. She asked several celebrity friends to do the same. I thought the letters were fascinating. Then I thought, what would I say to a young Mary? I decided to write that letter, and I invite my readers to do the same! It's been awhile since we had an interactive subject, and I think this is a great one. So if you would like to write a letter to your younger self, please do so. You can email it to me and I will post it right here in "Detach".

I will post my letter in the next entry. In the meantime, here are a few excerpts from the magazine, to get everyone inspired, and on the right track.

Oprah: "You've spent too many days and years trying to please others and be what they wanted you to be." "Knowing there is a "higher calling" is what will sustain and fulfill you".

Cecile Richards: "Never turn down an opportunity. There's always going to be a reason to say no.You don't have the right clothes, the right experience, the right connections. Learn to say yes anyway."

Candy Crowley: "Be brave. Most times the answer to "What's the worst that can happen?" is "Nothing you can't handle."

Michael J. Fox: "When the unexpected and inconceivable intrudes on life, and it will, deal with life's actual events--don't obsess about perceived eventualities. Relax--enjoy the ride."

1 comment:

Gordon said...

An excellent idea. I'll see what I can come up with!