Bergen Taylor Hightower

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dear Little Bergen...

Dear Little Bergen...
You are adventurous, driven, silly, positive and sensitive.
I hope that you never loose your sense of humor. You will find out how refreshing it is to others as you get older.
You have always had an adventurous soul so make sure you free your heart by spending long hours outside under the sunshine where your heart desires to be.   
What you will learn later in life is that your sense of positivity is infectious.  You get along with everybody and always try to find the positive in everyone and everything. Being positive or finding the positive in all things is not a weakness or being fake. It's part of how your outlook on life is.  Don't ever change your bright side of thinking. And remember, you can't make everyone like you because some personalities aren't meant to click so don't let it hurt your feelings.
Being sensitive is something that most people think you are far from.  But those that know you well understand your strong-willed nature and always think you are so tough and strong.  So, don't be afraid to let people see your sensitive side.  Sometimes it can change the tone of situations.
And lastly, don't be too hard on yourself. Embrace your imperfections and love being you. You will learn that people love all these traits in you. So embrace the person that God has created you to be!!
Grown up Bergen
This blog post was inspired by Maieda
As I read her post about Valentine's Day love letters to ourselves, I thought to myself that this was meant for me to run across. I have been going through some struggles lately. Not sure about certain situations, doubting myself and having a few people point their fingers at me. So, this was the perfect opportunity to write a letter to myself.
We are celebrating Valentine's Day by writing love letters to our little selves. This idea stems from one of my favorite quotes by Kris Carr, “Picture yourself when you were five. in fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. she’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self.” This Valentine's Day, take time to write little you a love letter. What are three things you would tell yourself? Show yourself some fierce love this month.

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