If you had a time machine and could find yourself at 18, what are the top ten things you would share with them? Really think about it. What advice would you give regarding health, love, work, friends, character, trust, etc. etc. etc.?

Here are a few snippets from some people you may know regarding letters they’ve written to their younger selves:

“Stop looking outside yourself for validation and approval—you’re letting other people define your happiness. Instead of trying so hard to manipulate life, take care of yourself on the inside. Then all those other attributes you’re so desperately seeking will find you naturally.”

~Singer Trisha Yearwood

“What I can see, almost 30 years later, is that you need time with yourself, not a friend or a man. When you sit with yourself, you can’t ignore your thoughts and feelings. You may have to go through pain, but on the other side is the good stuff. You don’t have to be afraid of being alone.”

~Clothes designer Eileen Fisher

“Stay away from drugs, they’re a waste of time. Stand up for every human being’s rights. Be loving, kind and strong. Set an example.”

~Singer Elton John

Take ten minutes today and actually write that letter! Chances are you might find some worthwhile wisdom in your words to benefit you right here, right now.

Wishes to you for a beautiful day!