For Reverb14 – Day 12

Today’s prompt comes from the beautiful Amy Taylor-Kabbaz.

It all starts with kindness. Everything I have learnt, everyone I have interviewed, every word I have studied has guided me to this simple but profound conclusion: true happiness begins and ends with self-kindness.

No more guilt. No more shoulds. No more comparison.

And the very best way to give your weary soul some kindness at the end of this year? A love note.

Write a letter from you to you… filled with forgiveness, love, and a big bear hug.


morn chai

Dear Me:

It has been some year!  So many happenings, so many changes.  Four seasons have come and gone.  There have been comings and goings – weddings, births and funerals.  Even in the last week,  two dear souls have passed on to a better place for themselves.  It is hard for some of us to say goodbye, though that is what life is – helloes and farewells.

Go ahead my dear heart.  Go ahead.  Shed your tears of sadness.  Rejoice in your triumphs. Rest your head on my shoulder.  Take your comfort from me.  Tomorrow is another day. The sun will surely rise as always in the east.  The moon will light your path through the dark.  You may feel it’s a lonely road, but you are not travelling alone.  Take comfort in that knowledge.  You have many companions sharing your experience.

My dear heart, you have done the best you knew how.  That is enough.  Do not doubt yourself.  Do not berate yourself, thinking you could do more.  If you could, you would have.  Love yourself to the sun and moon and back.  And always respect what you have accomplished.  Otherwise no one else will.

From Me

Reverb BB


About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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  1. What a beautiful love letter to yourself!

  2. I love that photo – very happy, and a little bit dazed! And this is a lovely letter, full of love, courage and poetry.

  3. John Coleman says:

    Lovely, Lily. “You have done the best you knew how. That is enough.” Just perfect. Peace, John

  4. You did your best. You were seen. No one could ask anything more of you.
    Rest now. x

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