I sent this to my dear friend and family today. Then it hit me that I meant it for anyone in my life. I hope it helps or if nothing else makes you appreciate what you do have instead of what you do not.
I woke up today, feeling lighter in months. The sun is shining, lighting up my library and my soul. I sit here writing these letter with a smile on my face. I have been meaning to write to many of you and then it hit me that it was almost the same message for all of you. If you’re getting this email today, it is because I love you, and cannot express how much you mean to me in person. Before anything else, I would like to apologize to some of you for my mean spiritedness and my childishness. I expected everyone to behave exactly how I was feeling, and I made it about me and not Preeti so please accept my apology as I was unfair, small-minded and frankly, just selfish. To some others, I was also unkind and cruel for no real reason than because they happen to be in the way and again, I apologize. All of who have been generous with your warmth, help and thoughts at one time or another so much so that I don’t think I will ever be able to repay you. So I simply say thank you again, and again and again. 🙂 One last apology, I couldn’t BCC you all for some reason so please ignore the CC’s and do not reply all please.
But that’s not the real reason for this email I just finished reading the Taking The Leap by Pema Chodron, and so much of the book made instant sense to me so I ask you to please get the book (I was lucky enough to be gifted by someone very thoughtful). In a nutshell, the book says we are not alone, and we do not need to suffer alone. Many of you are going through your own crisis’s and challenges, and I just want to let you know that your are loved and thought of by me and others Don’t let ego and pride be the reason for not reaching out. I know I didn’t. Don’t let fear, hate and anger rule your world because in the short-term it will feel good but it won’t solve anything in the long-term. Do not let negative emotions rule your day and self because they are just old habits that will only give you temporary relief.
Instead, pause throughout the day, take 3 deep breaths. 1) Acknowledge that you have the emotion 2) Experience the emotion 3( most importantly, relax and let it go. You don’t have to act on those negative emotions. I just reread the email, and I know I sound like a born again sappy religious wacko, but I truly mean the words that are here. I love you, I miss you, and I am sorry. IF nothing else, please just remember that.
Have a great day. I know I will be thinking of you all.
- Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart (onebookafteranother.wordpress.com)
- And that’s why I resolved to stop giving a F#%!& about what other people think. (About New Year’s Resolutions.) (chronicbabe.com)