You can’t go back in time to place a hand on the shoulder of your younger self, but you can consciously leave something to help the future you breathe a little more easily. Like a key under the mat. Leave a piece of advice, leave a memory, a reminder. I did. I told myself to remind me this: it will be hard but it will be alright. I sat myself down and said, “She’s gonna want to stop and turn around and run in the opposite direction. Don’t let her. Remind her how strong she was in this moment we sit here, and tell her how smart she was in this moment we sit here. Tell her that she still is.”
I’m leaving love under the mat. Use it to open your mind. Maybe give it to someone after you’ve filled your heart and bones. Yea, give it to someone after you’ve filled your heart and bones.