A kindness.

A kindness. Drawing Luke Hockley.

A kindness. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

Yesterday someone told me that they had read my Dear Self letter about The Friendship Tree.

They told me it had moved them.

I was struck by this kindness.

More and more my motivation for writing this daily letter is becoming focused on the benefits I get from this daily practice. I am clearer about what is important to me, I start the day with less ‘noise’, I’m more grateful for the incredible opportunities I have.

But my writing is public. Purposefully.

Writing to myself and letting others see that process is about my personal accountability to this project, it’s about modelling a level of self-care and self-reflection that I think might be valuable for other humans.

However, it would be disingenuous of me to say that I don’t care if the content has any value to others. I write as clearly and honestly to myself as I can…but once it is published I do also hope that the things I write about might connect with other people in some way.

When someone tells me that something I wrote moved them it feels like the circle is somehow complete. Particularly considering I wasn’t expecting or needing this feedback.

I’m grateful for this small kindness.



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