Letter Structure

There have been many people who have asked for some sort of structure or example to follow. Please understand, each person’s needs are different. I want to be able to cater to everyone’s individual needs, but I cannot do that without feedback. So, in the meantime, please follow this structure, if it feels right to you, in a way that fits your needs.

Please note, I have my own experiences I have built this idea off of. I have a desire to spread this love to all the people willing to listen. The structures I put up I have found helpful for me, but I cannot guarantee they will work for you. I just hope they do.

The first step is forgiving yourself. My friend, Cori, helped me see there is going to be a process of three exercises: an apology, forgiveness, and a love letter. You can combine this into one, two, or three letters. Heck as many as you need!

In the book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, John Gray gives a structure to write a love letter and he said you could write one to yourself, as well. I altered it a bit to keep it more to what we are doing.

Finish these sentence as it pertains to you:

I am angry…                                                                          I am embarrassed…

I am disappointed…                                                              I am hurt…

I am ashamed…                                                                     I am frustrated…

I am discouraged…                                                                I am sad…

I want…

Now, the second step:

I feel worried…                                               I need…

I feel scared…                                                 I want…

I do not want…

Third Step:

I am sorry…                                              I know…                                        I forgive…

I want…                                                     I promise…                                   I love…

I understand…                                         I am grateful for…                        I hope…

I appreciate…                                          I will…

Secondly, write a letter as if someone were writing to you. Think about what you would want them to say. What are the things you want to hear from someone that would give yourself permission to feel worthy? Write yourself a love letter that you wish someone else would send you. Do not censor this.

Close your eyes, take a breath, open your eyes, and begin to write everything thought that comes into your mind. This is a good idea to do with all of these exercises.

I hope this has helped and will continue to help you on your process. Please let me know your feedback either on this blog or, better yet, email me at loveletterstoyourself@gmail.com so I can learn and grow from this, as well. I want to help, encourage, and give the proper guidance to anyone that is looking. Thank you for your help and I am so proud of what you are doing.

“All that lies before us, and all that lies behind us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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