I have a challenge for you, this year as we close out and make way for a new year take some time to reflect. We all reflect some each year, but this year you will find yourself reflecting so much more than normal. Go with the flow of this energy, embrace it and acknowledge it. Take some time in the quiet and get a pen and paper. Write a letter to yourself to your seven-year-old self, talk to yourself honestly about things that happen and how you overcame them, talk to yourself and acknowledge the things that have changed and the ways you wish you were still more like that child. Reassure yourself and reflect on just what all you have done.
See what all you took with you into adulthood both good and bad. What things did you do that you wanted to do then? What things even silly things should you take the time to do? Where all have you been? Acknowledge everything you have gone through and overcame. What do you miss, be honest. What was your personality like? Were you honest, were you mischievous? Were you adventurous, fearless? What did you love doing? Do you ever still do it?
What things do you want most for yourself and your life now? What can you take from your childhood to assist you in this? Is it perseverance? Is it sheer willpower? What do you need to say to yourself at that age, what does that child need to know or hear? Tell them in the most kind and honest way. What have you held onto that you need to let go of? We forgive others, can we take the time to acknowledge and forgive ourselves? You will be amazed at what you uncover. Just look at what all you have overcome.