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This Little Letter Changed My Life

I did something about a year ago that was so liberating and freeing. You should try this. I'm telling you, it will help you.

I was asked by CBS This Morning to do a segment called "Note To Self". It's where you write a letter speaking to your younger self. Have you ever done this? If not, you should. What would you say to the child that you used to be? I'm telling you, it's amazing. Try it. Let me know how it moves you. Here's the link to the one that I did.


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  • Michelle Juster Manassas VA

    No I am not gonna ask you for anything you get enough of that already what I am gonna say is ok Tyler if I can call you that my season has arrived let me tell you what I can do for you I can bring a new character to life I'm versatile hood today royalty tomorrow lol all I can say is I left my number take a chance you won't regret it I promise see I'm doing this on my own by faith I could have gone through several people I know of that work with you personal

  • Clintasha Hooker Hattiesburg MS

    Hi, My name is Clintasha Hooker I am in dire need for a roof over my kids an I head I am a 30 year old single mother of two from Hattiesburg MS, this is the first time in my life I have ever been in the predicament I am in currently. I have been on my own since I was 18 with my daughter where I provided a roof over our heads early, went to college got a job have worked up until the past 3 months. We had a car accident, I was hurt so I couldn't work for a few weeks, I lost my job, lost my house an every since then we been staying from house to house unfortunately my mother has a few disorders I am left out in the world with my babies alone, an they don't deserve it because they have had a great life up until now when its Christmas time, I am a hard worker with a wonderful spirit, I worked at the hospital as a tech in the emergency room, I have great social skill, an my kids are the best blessing of my life my daughter Cameryn is 11, an my son Taylor is 7 being an only child we are so close. The truth of the matter is we need a little help. If its only just a temporary roof over of heads so I can get a job, an get the kids settled to be able to put up a tree for christmas. Please I don't know what else I am a strong beliver that God does turn things around for his children. An my faith is strong I know it wont be like this always but we need help I really have no where else to turn. If only your able to keep us in your prayers, even an email for me to keep my head up an be strong please that will be appreciated you can contact us by phone at or by email blessed.

  • Christina Pickett Peoria,Illinois

    I searched for my predestined in the mystery of, The Plot where I wrote myself as a second person who I went looking for. That is The Plot but she was with me all the while. I just had to believe it and believe I was predestined for something far more greater and I am. Thank u for this leter.

  • sherryclayton danville va

    I would tell myself im sorry for not ebating my bro. In the head for rapeng me

  • Tina Elkhart, IN

    Your 'Note to Self' came as close to my own as I've ever heard. There was so much I didn't understand when I was younger, when rage and bitterness were presented as 'God' in all His righteousness and glory. When terror and fear dominated my every waking moment. When all I wanted to do was take my mom and my siblings and run far, far away. I was barely ten. Helplessness and loneliness gave way to my imagination, where I too could run free and swim with God's creatures in a perfect world of love. I'm older now. Helplessness has turned to strength, loneliness has turned to family, community and opening my heart to all that God's blessings have surrounded me in. My imagination sparks words, words lead to stories and characters, creatures and galaxies not so far away. I know God's footprints are all over the paths I've trod. Hallelujah! My faith and God have made me whole. Bless You

  • Barbara Terrill Stillwater, OK

    I write a letter to myself and put it away with a note not to open it until a certain date. At that time I open it and see what has changed in my hopes, dreams, challenges, and goals. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes sad, but always interesting to see how I felt and what I was doing then compared to the day I open it.

  • Cameron George Columbus, OH

    I saw that airing one word POWERFUL.

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  • Michelle Hamilton San Diego

    Thanks for sharing. You have a big heart that has no ruff edges because you live to give back and this is truly living. Keep up the good work Tyler your a blessing always.

  • Shail Kamini Ramcharan Gainesville, Florida

    Dear Mr. Perry...I love your story about your Mother and it made me smile too, especially the part about seeing a picture of you in your beloved PJ's. Maybe Madea could wear them because no one would dare call Madea crazy right? :) Wishing you the very best for the Holiday Season as well...Happy Thanksgiving!!!Merry Christmas!!Happy New Year!!!

  • Ms Proverbs NC

    Hi there Tyler, just checking in on you to say "Hellur". (In my Madea's voice). LOL! I hope that you are having much fun there in Paris. :-) :-) Tyler I was just thinking it would be so hilarious for you to direct a movie called "Madea Goes to Paris". Tyler, what do you think about that? Oh t would be so FUNNY!!!!! Just sharing my thoughts...Oh and I like your picture..I'm still smiling too :-) :-). Stay Blessed We Miss You Here!! Be Safe and God Traveling Mercies Upon You :-) Ms Proverbs :-)


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