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This year, you made it through . . .

Dear Phenomenal Girl, This was a year you made huge strides that you won't even recognize for a while. You touched people's lives you don't even know about. You were protected from situations you never saw coming, so you don't even know how big that protection was....

You are never alone

Dear Wondering Girl, Just wanted to remind you that you are not alone . . . you are never alone. There are others who have been through the same kinds of experiences you are going through and felt the same kinds of pain you have felt. Some have worked towards the...

Today is a great day to finally let go . . .

Dear Beloved Girl, When we have old things tightly clenched in our hands that we are afraid of being without, and we walk around fearing what will happen if we ever open our hands and let those things go . . . when we worry whether or not anything else will make...

Here we are. We are HERE . . . now

Dear Precious Girl, We all have the best intentions to make things magical for everyone we love during special occasions. We do all that we can and often we end up feeling like we fell short. We often get tired, irritable, and disappointed in ourselves and the way...

Your life was meant to be joyful all along

Dear Gutsy Girl As life moves forward we begin to see how very complex we are, how many layers of memories, emotions, dreams, longings, fears, limitations, and magnificence are woven into our life stories. Knowing this helps us to be fair and compassionate with...

You know what helps? LOVE. It just does.

Dear Wonderful Girl, Being a person is a hard job. There is so much that must be learned . . . so many mistakes get made. Sometimes people get hurt and sometimes things fall apart. Sometimes we go down the wrong road and sometimes we are careless and don’t think...