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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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  • Chris B. NC

    I never tried the Note to Self letter before, but I tried it because you told me it would help. I told my younger self to pay more attention to the smaller details and to always think positive, act positive, and you will get positive results. I also told my younger self that I needed to take my future more seriously and to never take any opportunity for granted.I had to smile to stop from crying. My eyes watered up while I was writing my letter because I feel as if I have let myself and my parents down. Its not as hard a pill to swallow when you know that you are average or mediocre, but when you are smart and intelligent and such a good person it becomes hard to get over all of the opportunities that you let s*** away and will never get back. I will do anything to make my parents and my brother happy. I know that you are a busy man Mr. Perry, but I need help from a person who knows where I am coming from.That person is you sir. I am a young smart african american man with plenty of dedication to succeed. I am very well rounded and I know that if you could take me under your wing or give me a chance at any job opportunity I will not disappoint you. I can perform any task you need done and I will always give my all because I don't want to ever feel as bad as I do now.

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  • #1 Fan

    Wow! I did the letter to myself. It was very liberating and encouraging as well as empowering. It let me see and reminded me of how far I have come. Thanks for encouraging me to do it. I love you!

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  • Cynthia Cummings United States

    What you did was truly special and unique. Who would have ever thought to do such a thing. Bravo, to the man you've become, even the man you are evolving into! I'm so proud of you. I will try this myself. Don't know what emotional "can of worms" it will open. But I tell you that God has brought me a mighty long way, truly. Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey. Cynthia

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  • Joyce A.S. Steinbach, MB. Canada.

    Dear heart of God, You are truly a very special man. God bless you for sharing yourself...the bitter and the sweet, all of it. You inspire me to thrive. I need to dig up a picture of my younger self so I can write a comprehensive (ish) 'note to self', I've started a mental version and I find it liberating already. Its like making peace with myself at a great age....40s! Thank you Tyler, God bless you.

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  • Sherry Houston, TX 77021

    Tyler....Ahhhhh dog it!!!! Im trying to figure out how can a man I've never met make me cry!!!!! The letter to your younger self was actually very very touching. That was really really good. And you have a beautiful smile...and that same little boy grew from a smirk to a beautiful smile.!!

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  • Ms Proverbs MD/NC

    Hi Tyler, How are you? I'm still feasting off of your inspirational "Note to Self" letter. What a powerful and profound Big Little letter:-) Again Thank You Sir for sharing your heart with us :-) I just wanted to share a few scriptures with you this morning. Proverbs 21: 1 , Proverbs 21: 21, Romans 8:28, Psalms 37:23, 1 Peter 3: 14-17, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 1:5, and Proverbs 12:2 Tyler, That's All :-) Stay Blessed and Enjoy Your Day:-). I'm still smiling, Indeed I am..Ms Proverbs :-)

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  • #1 Fan

    Tyler, thank you so much for sharing. I cried, smiled, and he heard some of myself in the letter. It was a powerful and big letter even though it was little. I love you, thank you for striving, thriving and surviving and living for me.

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  • Ashley kapolei, HI

    Aloha Tyler Perry, You are such an amazing person who inspires me to want to be more and do more with my life. I'm truly touched from your "letter to self" a lot of people have had hard moments in life and you've chosen to overcome your trials and go down that right path & become successful... I know some people who decided to stay depress or even end up doing drugs now because of there past. I'm so glad you do what you do, you definitely touch so many lives by what you are doing. Keep up such great and inspiring work! God Bless...

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  • LaTisa Indianapolis

    Good Morning Mr. Perry, LaTisa here I truly understand the Note to Self. It's funny I just wrote an entry about two weeks ago. Look how God gives confirmation. Praise God! It really heals it allows closer, and u gain peace. I know I have. So again thank you so very much for your visions. If ever I visit my family again in Atlanta I so want to v come and tour your studio hopefully have the honor to meet u as well. Stay blessed and keep on being a vessel for our father.

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  • Deborah Awe Houston

    The letter left me with a teary eye....Nice scripting and thanks for the kind words..Gave me hope that I can be who I have been predestined by God to be

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  • Ms Proverbs MD/NC

    Hi there Tyler, WOW! Where do I begin??I'm up late tonight a little tired though but I wanted to keep my word .Tyler....your "Note To Self" video message is a Message Of Hope for millions of people around the world (the old and the young to bring forth healing and deliverance) Tyler truly you are a child of God I know Mother Maxine is proud and smiling down on her baby :-) Tyler you have encouraged me to write. Note to Self. letter. Tyler..Thank You:-) Your message made my heart even more glad and put a Big Smile on my face :-) :-) It was honest, transparent, uplifting, inspiring, Tyler I believe that little boy that is within you is free now..Praise Break!!! Surely it is a beautiful thing to see the hand of God over your life God is so real, he so good and just simply awesome. God loves us more than we will ever know. Tyler I am so happy for you. :-) God has and is giving back all that the devil thought he stoled from you. You deserve everything that God has for you. Thank You for sharing and just being you :-) You Are a Blessing! The steps of a good man are ordered by the L ord:-) Nighty Night Sweet Dreamzzzz Ms Proverbs :-)

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  • Dynamite

    Thank you Mr. Perry for sharing this exercise. You are a true inspiration of HOPE!! My Dad always says that "Children are most like adults in their emotions," but as adults we have the ability to decipher those emotions to a level of understanding that can bring about healing. The healing begins right now, in me!

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    • Patricia #1882005

      @Dynamite - Well said.

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