This is a letter that I would write to my 5-year old self as an adult. Quite liberating having no child of my own.
My Dearest Mimi,
I am writing you this letter to first greet you a Happy birthday! You are 5 years old now and you have a brand new sister for the first time.
I know that you have been enjoying your mama and papa’s love all to yourself for 5 years now but they thought it will be more fun to have someone to share your childhood while growing up.
You will soon be going to school and will be meeting new friends – boys and girls your age. I know that you will be a good friend to them.
And yet sometimes, no matter how kindly you treat others, there will be someone who will not like the way you talk, dress, smile, eat and even walk.
Don’t feel bad when they criticize you. You know yourself more than others see you. Just keep on expressing your BEING MIMI – you are unique, you are created special. Do not be swayed by others’ opinions just to please them. You see, it will make you sad and tired if you keep on keeping up with what others expect of you. Continue reading “A Letter To My 5-Year Old Self”