I have noticed that the worst thing I have done is worry about things that have never happened. When those bad things have happened, I have overcome them, anyway.
I would tell myself that I was pretty.
I looked decent back then, but I never believed it. There were many individuals who picked on me because of my looks. I think it may have been because of my nose which is not big, but I always thought it was big. I think it is a Roman nose like probably of German stock. I look at pictures from the past, and I realize that I did not look ugly.
I would also tell myself that eventually I'll have a nice little family of my own.
I have a wonderful husband and four children, each with their own personalities. My husband is well respected in his field of welding. At times, his reputation precedes him. He is in high demand. My children are healthy most of the time and none are developmentally behind. They don't require ongoing medical treatments. I truly feel blessed to have such a loving family.
Finally, I would tell myself that I do deserve to be loved.
My friends and family, what would you tell your younger selves?
Blessings of peace to you all, my beloveds.