Dear Wonder-of-a-Girl,

It feels good sometimes to just think about what you know, and how you came to know it . . . especially the things deep in your heart that you know absolutely for sure . . . things that no one can ever take away from you.

Really think today about what you know, what you stand for . . . what you have learned and what you have taught . . . what you can share and what holds you together . . . the knowledge, wisdom, and experiences you have EARNED because you lived through them.

It’s easy to think you haven’t made it very far, or you don’t know very much, or everyone else is miles ahead of you . . . but, beautiful friend, really think about all that you have done since you were a little girl. You have done SO MUCH, you have endured SO MUCH, you have learned SO MUCH, and you have taught others SO MUCH.

You know so much more than you give yourself credit for. You have learned so many things that you have forgotten you have already learned, and you have done so many more things than you let yourself remember.

You are a phenomenal woman . . . do you remember now? Try not to forget again, ok?

You are so amazing. You are so very loved.