Last Christmas I bought my younger cousin/adopted little sister the book ‘From me to me‘ based on the idea of, ‘If you could write a letter to your 16-year-old self, from the perspective of who you are now, what would you say?’. An inspiring read, she returned the gift in kind by giving me ‘Dear Me: A Letter to my Sixteen Year Old Self‘ this Christmas. Both books are collections of letters written by the world’s best-loved personalities to their younger selves.
As per usual with things that inspire me, I just couldn’t keep it to myself. So as a taster, here are a few of my favourite quotes:
You will meet an incredible woman, and the choice to marry her will be the easiest choice of your life. Just listen to your gut.
You do not have to marry the first man you sleep with
Imagine a world without imagination…really I think I could just finish the article there, but that would make for a bit of a disappointing piece wouldn’t it?
I bet imagination is a word you heard a lot when you were a child but not so much recently. And children are the prime example of the importance of imagination. Children have wonderful aura, which creates an atmosphere most people can’t help but be affected by. The reason for this is children have yet to be taught to be cynical. Their imaginations have yet to be beaten down to size by the hard truths of life. They can still imagine a world without war, poverty and pain. With the blink of an eyelid they can visualize one day having everything their heart desires, unlike everyone whose aura has shrunk bit by bit over the years. We need to spend thousands of euro on TVs, DVD players, daily newspapers and flights to far away countries with accommodation to match. Our younger counterparts can be entertained by something as simple and economical as a cardboard box. Some would see this as something to be laughed at; I see it as something to be admired. With the colourful imagination a child possesses, they need never be bored. Continue reading