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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.

http://bit.ly/17fz4wp

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  • Rita Cincinnati. OH

    I was really looking forward to viewing your video - 'Note To Self', the link did not work on my computer so I could not access it. I have Windows XP - Mozilla Firfox. Is the link location still good?

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  • Emma Young

    Life was assigned challenges, so we could learn how to trust God as he always gives us the added strength at the required time. Sure we all feel like throwing in the towel but the thing that amazes me about God is how he always steps in right on time and show out. I wouldn't give nothing for my journey down this Christain walk cause God is soooooo gooood in spite of how things may seem. America stop blaming President Obama and congress for the things that's happening now, it's time for these seasons. It's time for us to learn how to walk inside the storms.

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  • Ms Pvoverbs MD/NC

    Hi there Tyler, How was your day? I hope that all is well :-) Tyler the letter that you wrote to a friend was very kind and sweet. One that a true friend will receive and appreciate True friends are hard to find. I can count on one hand of all my true friends. Tyler, the wisdom that God has placed within you are one of the key attributes of who you are today. It puts a smile on my face and Tyler I'm gonna stop right here keeping my thoughts between me and Jesus!! OMG! LOL! I'm still smiling too :-) :-) Have A Bless Day! Ms Proverbs :-)

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  • Helen Spencer Wilmington , Delaware

    Hello Tyler , the note to self was very touching and I commend you on having the courage to write such a letter , I sensed that this was a very emotional challenge to dig deep into yourself and remember so many things , I was in tears watching this message a part of me was wishing you were right beside me watching this viedo, mainly because I wanted nothing more than to hug and hold you so close to me! Be Blessed , and lots of love from me to you !

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  • Marletta Priscilla Fomby USA

    Tyler your fans are the absolute best! Omg, from Google.

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  • Jackie Ballard Atlanta, GA

    NOTE TO SELF.... Where do I go to, where do I run...ma don't you love me, I can't tell. Why am I treated so different then my brothers, I don't understand. Can I go live with dad....PLEASE....I know he loves me. Please ma, tell me you love me, please I need to hear it, I love you with all my heart no matter how you treat me, my heart hurts, my head hurts, these headaches are so real I wish I knew what was causing them. I wish I was older so I could stay out all night long, not go home. I wish Jr. High School had an overnight session. I cooked today so maybe when ma comes home I hopes she notices and gives me a hug, instead of going in her room. Why don't she want me, what did I do. I love you ma....I love you....I'm just 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 ,16, 20, 30, 40...wow, it feels so good to feel the love of you ma, I waited over 40+ yrs. I'm on top of the world MA,,,,through all my yrs. of the pain of not being loved by you, I thank you God for not allowing me to not love my ma....God, I know you have been with me through ALL my hurt and pain....not to feel the love of my ma was not a joy to live with....this is the start of my story....the end is I LOVE MY MA and THANK YOU JESUS.....

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  • Jackie Ballard Atlanta, GA

    I just keep crying and listening to what wrote, My God my heart is filled with some many thoughts. My childhood is of many letters. Where do I start Tyler. You are such an inspiration to me. I not only watch you read it, I literally WATCH you read it, your expressions, your eyes, your smile at the end. The unconditional love from your mom, oh what a amazing priceless gift of love. With your mother's love, God's love and your love, you were able to turn situations around and prosper. Tyler you are a true King of Kings, with your Queen(your mom), who never left you side, you both bounced your feet to the Lords beat and not the beat of your dads hands. My tears are just flowing like crazy because I feel that little boys pain, I feel your mother's pain....TYLER I feel my pain....GOD BLESS YOU FOR AN AMAZING LETTER TO SELF....IT'S MY TURN TO WRITE....PEACE

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  • M.H

    A note to my younger self. I can't do it, Nope I can't. Why? Cause I'm still talking to her. Crazy,huh?

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    • What #1883080

      The what?

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  • Clara Duluth,GA

    Thank you! It has been challenging. He recently married a lady who is so "different", she does not like to have me around. I haven't heard from him in maybe a month or longer. I just have this feeling that one day he will call me and say, I'm moving on with my new family. He has tried to tell me that in so many words, he said you're grown now..... Do daddy's retire once the child is 28? Why I didn't get the memo? I would have prepared for this. But God! Right! Psalm 27:10 when your mother or father abandon you, God adopts you. God will send someone your way that will sincerely care for you, support you, and motivate you. It's extreme important when the gentle man understands his "divine" mission, God's assignment. The gentleman will let it be known, "look sis, I'm praying for you.... (Other encouraging words and prayer)... Ending with... Let me introduce you to my wife. Don't try to replace a parent for a lover! God got cha! I will not attempt to replace my earthly father with anyone, I thank God for the support! My encourager is just that, and I thank God for him.

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  • Luis Ocasio Sr Newark NJ. 07103

    My mom was abusive, but when I talked to her grandfather I understood why she was like that. Now me and my mom have a better connection. I hope that your friend do what you stated in your letter to him

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  • Angela Detroit

    You seem to be a good spirit and angel for so many, your buddy has a keeper and that's you. And I never knew my father but this message helped me invision what my 79 year old mom from mississippi journey was like. She's in a nursing home now, no doing on my part and now she suffers from dementia. And I have allot of family I will probably never know.

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  • J

    Ok Wow. I have tried twice to write a letter to my younger self. I had to stop. This is good, though. I see there needs to be some more healing. It inspires and helps me to see that you have been able to face pain and come through it. It did not undo you. I like the way you linked the good of the present and infused it as hope into the pain of the past. --What a powerful relationship between the child of the past and the strong, healed adult of the present and future. They are inextricably bound. I've got some more work to do. Just keep on doing what you're doing. You are such a blessing!

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