Thanks for sharing the secret to happiness with me.

Dear Self,

I wanted to let you know that I am very happy with my life.

Most importantly I wanted to thank you for everything you have done to get me to here.

I know that at times it wasn’t easy.

You have done a lot of thinking, made difficult decisions and gone through some very uncomfortable things…but here I am and I have you to thank for that.

In the future, if things get a bit dark and I am wondering what the elements are to make this equation really work. If you could think to remind me that…

People are really important — spending time with people who are generous in spirit, who care about others and the world we live in and who love me is like drinking from a well of happiness.

Projects that make a difference inspire me — using the skills I have to amplify the work of others is a powerful way to be of service.

Sharing knowledge is fulfilling — creating the space for others to learn what they want to learn is fun and inspiring and energising and valuable. That moment of transformation as someone uncovers something unique about themselves is pretty remarkable.

Creativity is invigorating — moving, singing, playing music, writing and just generally being involved in or making art recharges me.

Again, thanks for creating the space and having the tenacity to make all that clear to me.

I really, really, appreciate it.