Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Letter I Found Written To Me

Here's a letter I found written to me by someone who cared about me quite a bit...

Dear Dayne,

When the hell are you going to stop acting like such an *$#@? You're too old to still be acting this way, you big baby. When the hell are you going to grow up... this is getting ridiculous. You look and sound like an idiot. Do you even care? Knowing you, I know you do! Stop this bull!@!*.

You have more natural talent in you finger than most do in their whole body... when are you going to realize this, and do something about it? In some ways, you're so mature, but in others, you act like a toddler. This needs to stop, and stop NOW! Look at what you have. Look at your family and friends. You have no idea the gifts that are staring directly in your face. Grow up, dude.

Stop making stupid, whiney excuses for "why not,"and make a decision that you're good enough. Look in the mirror and tell yourself you deserve... you're worth more... you're better than average. Let your friends be average -- you be better than that. Stop settling for less. You keep settling for less than you deserve. There are times where I see that guy who does believe... I see it in your eyes. I know you know! But then there are the other, more often, times where you seem to forget about the person you just found a minute ago. How does that happen? How can you forget so fast? Where does he go, and why does he leave? Find him... bring him back. This is the man that will succeed at whatever he chooses.

Open your eyes during these tough times, idiot! I say, "idiot" with much love and respect. I love and respect you more than you know. I see you as I wish you'd see yourself. I see the brilliance, the selflessness, the comedian, the passionate, and the incredibly loving human... why can't you? When WILL you? Open your mouth, also! Start talking with confidence and an absolute knowledge that you will do more, be more, and never settle for average. Start saying out loud to yourself that you belong, and that you'll find a place among the greats. Start talking to yourself on the inside, most importantly. Feel the passion you're looking for... feel it like it's already here, waiting for you to reach out. Feel the love for yourself that we, your friends, feel for you.

This "quiet time" you're currently taking for yourself needs to be finished... and finished right freakin now! Enough sulking and thinking there won't be better - there will be, but you first must open your eyes and scream at yourself. Go ahead... cry if you need to. No one will laugh, as long as those tears are filled with passion and self assurance; as long as those tears are falling, in preparation for massive action that will change your life forever.

You ready yet? Did I make my point? Are you going to stop... and begin starting? You will. I see it in your eyes.

Love you, bro!


(I wrote this to myself while I was going through a depression 8 years ago. This was my last "sad" day!)

Could you substitute your name at the top?


Debbie said...

That is awesome! I do believe putting things out to the universe takes care of itself!~ Enjoy the day, glad you got over the funk!

Andrea said...

I have an urgent prayer request on arise 2 write.

Deborah said...

This was good! Maybe I should talk to myself more often!!

Matty said...

I think we all could write that letter to ourselves now and then.

Dean D. said...

To be able to sit through the barrage of ever constant changes without needing them to be different would allow us to sit still in our chair of infinite joy from stillness. We all without exception have a hallmark of unique talent like no other. Those that are not able to see this in others can't because they have yet to see it in themselves. Those can't see it in themselves have yet to see it in others.

We must constantly speak the truth to ourselves otherwise we are being lead by a blind self.

BRAVO Dayne...for your courage, it inspires me!



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