Sarah’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 7)

My In-Real-Life friend Sarah is here today. I Love this letter so much, that I put it up on the wall in my office. Sarah is not on twitter, and she doesn’t blog either. But boy, she can write! I hope she will start a blog soon, let’s encourage her in the comments.

Are you new here? The Hope in an Envelope collection started in this post: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. The idea is to write yourself a letter on a good day, so you can read it for comfort on your bad days — you get to tap into your own wisdom to help yourself.
Yes! Of course I’d love to share your letter too. If you have a blog and would like to post your letter at your place as well, that’s great, we can both share your writing. Just please make sure to link to the original post, so mothers who read your letter can then find the rest of the collection, and perhaps be inspired to participate.

Passing the mic to Sarah:

– – –

Hey you,

There —the one with the smile and the relaxed shoulders. You are doing just fine. You really are. You try too hard sometimes, but we all do. Most days, when you don’t force your square self into a round hole, life unfolds for

you. Things get easier. You laugh more, you smile and feel compassion for others more. For yourself. You’ve got a wicked sense of humor too. Don’t forget that; it keeps you sane. It makes your boys giggle and look at you with open eyes. Did Mom just say that?! And those giggles make your day. They light you.

You appear to accomplish a lot, but the doing isn’t what makes you awesome — don’t let it fool you. It’s the being. Remember you’re always being. You don’t have to work that hard at it, I promise. You are often (more often lately) rocking just being. YOU GOT THIS, lady.

Your patience has really grown with that being, and you’ve come so, so far. Never doubt the depth of your capacity for patience and love. Don’t believe the naysayers in your head, let alone the ones in your life. Try to cut yourself slack, every day. Even if it’s just garden variety slack – “I will let these toys stay on the floor today. Just ’cause I can.” No slack is too small to allow you more space for being and breathing.

You’ve got two beautiful children, a loving husband and your health. Keep on witnessing more and judging less. What you DO is not who you are. Even your strongly felt emotions and your sarcastic, over-analytical personality are NOT the core of who you are. I happen to know that your core is divine and great and full of peace. You are doing just fine.

– – –

Don’t you just love it? My new favorite mantra: “garden variety slack.” Thank you Sarah for this comforting idea.

Comment magic:
Talk to Sarah, talk to me, talk to you.
Tell Sarah: what parts of her letter touched you?
Tell me: what do you need to hear when you are down?

Tell you: what do you love about you most? How can that help you feel better when you are in a slump?

Inspired? Want more? Links for the rest of this collection can be fond here.

As always, love love love to all who read.
Whether you comment or not, may the joy be with you.

6 Responses to Sarah’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 7)
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    September 22, 2014 | 10:54 am

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  2. Sarah
    October 27, 2011 | 8:19 pm

    Oh, thank you Laura and Rachael. I actually came back to read this post for myself a few times since it’s been up. I hadn’t realized how much I needed it, how helpful a letter like this can be. The second to last line always makes my heart lift up. I believe this a little more each time. I’m so glad it lifted YOUR hearts a bit too.

  3. Laura Ulrich
    October 27, 2011 | 8:09 pm

    Amazing, amazing, amazing. I can’t say how much I needed that today. Now I just need to find a printer and get it up on my wall asap. Wonderfully written. Thank you.
    Laura

  4. Rachael
    October 26, 2011 | 12:18 pm

    I love this! Passing it on to my husband who has been with me in this PPD battle the whole way…this is something we both could use some days! Beautiful.

  5. Sarah
    October 24, 2011 | 7:58 pm

    Thanks for your kind words, lem1125. Blogging is something I’ve thought more about lately, but to be honest, I’m kind of scared of putting my self OUT THERE and taking my life/thoughts public. That may sound strange, but it’s true. :) Yael is showing me how hard but rewarding that can be — especially when it can help others in some way. Many thanks to her for giving me a space here to share some of what’s inside my head.

  6. jlem1125
    October 24, 2011 | 4:47 am

    Wow! She really could write! Sarah, start your own blog and inspire
    others as well. You said “what you Do i not who you are”. Its seems
    like, who you are is not what you do. Your a natural born “blogger”.
    So what is it your waiting for?
    jlem1125 recently posted..forex journey

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Sarah’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 7)

My In-Real-Life friend Sarah is here today. I Love this letter so much, that I put it up on the wall in my office. Sarah is not on twitter, and she doesn’t blog either. But boy, she can write! I hope she will start a blog soon, let’s encourage her in the comments.

Are you new here? The Hope in an Envelope collection started in this post: The Opportunity in Setbacks and Rainy Days Letters. The idea is to write yourself a letter on a good day, so you can read it for comfort on your bad days — you get to tap into your own wisdom to help yourself.
Yes! Of course I’d love to share your letter too. If you have a blog and would like to post your letter at your place as well, that’s great, we can both share your writing. Just please make sure to link to the original post, so mothers who read your letter can then find the rest of the collection, and perhaps be inspired to participate.

Passing the mic to Sarah:

– – –

Hey you,

There —the one with the smile and the relaxed shoulders. You are doing just fine. You really are. You try too hard sometimes, but we all do. Most days, when you don’t force your square self into a round hole, life unfolds for

you. Things get easier. You laugh more, you smile and feel compassion for others more. For yourself. You’ve got a wicked sense of humor too. Don’t forget that; it keeps you sane. It makes your boys giggle and look at you with open eyes. Did Mom just say that?! And those giggles make your day. They light you.

You appear to accomplish a lot, but the doing isn’t what makes you awesome — don’t let it fool you. It’s the being. Remember you’re always being. You don’t have to work that hard at it, I promise. You are often (more often lately) rocking just being. YOU GOT THIS, lady.

Your patience has really grown with that being, and you’ve come so, so far. Never doubt the depth of your capacity for patience and love. Don’t believe the naysayers in your head, let alone the ones in your life. Try to cut yourself slack, every day. Even if it’s just garden variety slack – “I will let these toys stay on the floor today. Just ’cause I can.” No slack is too small to allow you more space for being and breathing.

You’ve got two beautiful children, a loving husband and your health. Keep on witnessing more and judging less. What you DO is not who you are. Even your strongly felt emotions and your sarcastic, over-analytical personality are NOT the core of who you are. I happen to know that your core is divine and great and full of peace. You are doing just fine.

– – –

Don’t you just love it? My new favorite mantra: “garden variety slack.” Thank you Sarah for this comforting idea.

Comment magic:
Talk to Sarah, talk to me, talk to you.
Tell Sarah: what parts of her letter touched you?
Tell me: what do you need to hear when you are down?

Tell you: what do you love about you most? How can that help you feel better when you are in a slump?

Inspired? Want more? Links for the rest of this collection can be fond here.

As always, love love love to all who read.
Whether you comment or not, may the joy be with you.

6 Responses to Sarah’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 7)
  1. envelopeservice.com
    September 22, 2014 | 10:54 am

    My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he’s trtiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a variety of
    websites for about a year and am worried about switchhing to nother platform.
    I have heard great things about blogengine.net.

    Is there a waay I can transfer all my wordpress psts into
    it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!
    envelopeservice.com recently posted..envelopeservice.com

  2. Sarah
    October 27, 2011 | 8:19 pm

    Oh, thank you Laura and Rachael. I actually came back to read this post for myself a few times since it’s been up. I hadn’t realized how much I needed it, how helpful a letter like this can be. The second to last line always makes my heart lift up. I believe this a little more each time. I’m so glad it lifted YOUR hearts a bit too.

  3. Laura Ulrich
    October 27, 2011 | 8:09 pm

    Amazing, amazing, amazing. I can’t say how much I needed that today. Now I just need to find a printer and get it up on my wall asap. Wonderfully written. Thank you.
    Laura

  4. Rachael
    October 26, 2011 | 12:18 pm

    I love this! Passing it on to my husband who has been with me in this PPD battle the whole way…this is something we both could use some days! Beautiful.

  5. Sarah
    October 24, 2011 | 7:58 pm

    Thanks for your kind words, lem1125. Blogging is something I’ve thought more about lately, but to be honest, I’m kind of scared of putting my self OUT THERE and taking my life/thoughts public. That may sound strange, but it’s true. :) Yael is showing me how hard but rewarding that can be — especially when it can help others in some way. Many thanks to her for giving me a space here to share some of what’s inside my head.

  6. jlem1125
    October 24, 2011 | 4:47 am

    Wow! She really could write! Sarah, start your own blog and inspire
    others as well. You said “what you Do i not who you are”. Its seems
    like, who you are is not what you do. Your a natural born “blogger”.
    So what is it your waiting for?
    jlem1125 recently posted..forex journey

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