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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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  • Fran Cooper Cleveland, OH

    Greetings Mr. Perry I really hope and pray that you will respond to my letter among the hundreds and thousands of letters you receive. I truly believe though, that if it's meant to be, it will be. Mr. Perry, you are such an inspiration, such an inspiration. I have been a fan of yours, since you came to Cleveland with your first show. I was working at WABQ radio station then, in the background as Office Manager (Secretary Plus). Mr. Perry, I have a dream also, in which the dream initially started over 20 years ago and today it continues to grow and grow and grow as though I just had the dream last night. But, unlike you Mr. Perry, I just don't know how to make it come true, how to really tap into it. All I know is that it has to be meant to happen, I'm just afraid that I won't be able to see it come to pass. To me, it seems as if I'm going about it the wrong way, the hard way. My dream is to have a 24 hour childcare that will service the entire family that would include the ideal childcare that has a monitor in every room, 24-hour security on the premises, a restaurant for the family to run and grab a b*** to eat, to relax, a spa for the children and the adults, a laundromat/dry cleaners, a car wash, the whole picture to service the entire family, while their children are given the best of services as well from the most professional and competent staff there is, a staff that believes in God, a staff who believes in Jesus Christ, so that I know these children will be in a safe place and that I will have God-fearing people who love the Lord and last but not least, a section on the premises to take care of my elderly people, because the elderly and the children are my passion. Currently, I am doing home childcare and taking classes online to get my degree in Early Childhood Education. But, I don't know, it just sometimes seems as though I won't be alive to see this dream come to pass and I really don't want to sound as though I don't have the faith, I just don't know how else to explain or express myself. Do you have any suggestions for me, how to tap into resources that can help me make this dream become a reality. Mr. Perry, I'm not asking you for any money, I'm seeking advice, because everytime I hear you speak about you getting started over 20 years ago, it causes me to think of my dream, except the difference between you and me is that you are now actually living your dream and I'm still dreaming. How did you do it? I really like all the work you've done. Your production, your shows are truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing. Once again, I hope you will read my letter, I'm just so sorry that it was so long. God Bless You Mr. Perry.

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  • Twila Sherrod Connecticut

    HI MR.PERRY I LOVE YOUR SHOWS,MOVIES AND YOUR PLAYS. I WROTE YOU A COMMENT WELL MORE LIKE A HARDSHIP LETTER ASKING YOU TO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME. CAN YOU PLEASE NOT TO FORGET ME. I'LL KEEP WAITING.GOD BLESS YOU MR. PERRY. THIS IS AN URGENT MATTER REGARDING MY SON WHO HAS AUTISM. THANK YOU!!

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  • Twila Sherrod Connecticut

    Mr.Perry first I want to Thank you for taking the time out to read my comment. I really need you to call me. I have a son name Kavon who precious to my HEART.Kavon has Autism. Been through a lot with him but Thank God we are getting through it.I can't work because I'm caring for my son. I had a job but I kept having to leave to attend to my son. I really need your HELP MR PERRY. All I can do is ask you and you can say NO or Yes.I would really like to talk to you, Please. I know you are very, very busy but I need your help. Sometimes I feel like I'm dieing inside silently because Im so overwhelmed at time. I do TRUST GOD. I will be waiting for your call. I've been crying latetly, trying not to but its so hard. Please. Oh I do have a hard working husband who is also overwhelmed, God Bless him. I will explaind more to you.Be Bless Mr Perry.

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  • Wesley wernecke Scott City kansas

    Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center is the only advocacy center that is nationally accredited and has 4 mobile response teams. We have 4 buss, so when we get the call we him the road to get to the. Child, we interview him/her, advocate on their behalf, provide me medical buss for the and 2 therapy buses. We services over 30 counties and funding falling very fast especially since we just had to buy a new mobile to go out and help these kids. We are shy almost 50 and I'm wanting to book you at a speaking engagement to help us bring in the money. These kids need us bad!

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  • Tammy S Singleton United States

    Tyler OMG this is so liberating after watching your 4 min 46 second video I to did just that and I have never felt better never ever. It truly is about Love and Faith, Dreams, Family but most of all How Great our God is. Thank you Thank you Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May God Bless us all. Tammy

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  • kenneth Waters Waldorf MD

    Dear Tyler I am writing you about my son we just show another one of his plays Little shop of Horrors at the Newtown player in Maryland. My son dream is going to A and T North Carolina he is almost there but having a money issue. Can you tell us were we can get more money so that he can follow his dream. We try all place but no help I told him that you did good. We love your plays and movies. If you can help him I will be very thankful. Maybe you can use him Tyler is is very very very good.

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  • Linda Lee Atlanta

    Tyler, I just finished watching you read the note to your younger self. I felt so much compassion for him that I wanted to scoop that little boy in my arms and protect him from all of the bad things. I couldn't protect you and I couldn't protect myself. Like you I have worked diligently to heal, serve, and grow from a shockingly similar childhood.. You have been able to overcome so much! I would like to talk to my little girl and assure her that things get better....but what if they haven't? Even after years of therapy, education, and introspective work... Tell the rest of us how you broke free of the chains, shame, resentment, and memories. Please....it would mean the world...

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  • Diana Randolph 5117 Randall Ave Henrico Virginia 23231

    My name is Diana Randolph and i am a song writer and singer,dancer,cook,stylist,seamstress,hair,nails,comedian,a lot of talents and fun person with a big heart.I have been good to a lot of people are now l need to get this music started that JESUS Christ has chosen to sing to me.didn't know that JESUS Christ could take to people and a lot of people don't believe so every since 1995 Jesus Christ has been telling me what is about to happen next to this earth now people know that JESUS is useing me JESUS told me to get in touch with you to help me to get this music started.I have got a c.d. ready and now l am ready to sing I went to Tate publishing group and they're not understanding that JESUS Christ has chosen me so i receive your help the album name is God will make a way for you and it has been ready to release

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  • Samantha Lisa Douglas CANADA

    I am strong , I will become the best director, writer, counsellor for the world . I Samantha Lisa Douglas will make history not just for my success but for the change in people. There is no more saying I am tired - when your tired you sleep and do NOTHING and complain your tired. My time is now as I enter in 2014 the beginning of positive change in my life and many others will manifest at the strike of mid night . My father told me when I was christened the pastor said " your child is so blessed and you will see the blessings to come" I have made it so far but- no wrong choice of word - and I'm running to my throne. Through my success not only in career it will also manifest through family , friends, nurturing our children, our black community. All of my success will evolve how We all will learn to Love. Thank you Tyler Perry your video about writing to your inner self really brought tears to my eyes and u had to leave this comment. Remember me Samantha Lisa Douglas - Generational Blessings . Heavenly Father above, send forth your angles of protection in Tyler Perry's life as 2014 enter allow him to keep and acknowledge your blessings you have sent to him. Remove any pain or concerns in his life and shield him From the enemy. Amen Glorification for the New Year 2014 !!!!!

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  • Brite - I Oregon via The South

    Hey There, I know I have not written in a while.. Something about position on your board and reading over 1000 post and never seeing a reply lead me to believe that I was only speaking to a wall.. I looked at the clip in relations to the little boy inside, I was yet impressed and inspired but at the same time wondering how where you able to freely expose yourself in your nakedness. I think about writing a letter to that little girl yet I am afraid.. afraid of hurting others with my personal truth.. Afraid of addressing that little girl with my personal fears.. I know this activity would be helpful, but once I unleash this little girl what next as I stand alone in my nakedness.. My little girls greatest fear had to do with not being loved and accepted, and that everything I loved died.. I thought I could intentionally get pregnant to have someone that loved me that would never leave, to only find myself caught up in a world wind of personal perceptions, seeking validation, when I exceeded the expectations of people around me when I was born... I think it would be wise to talk to that little girl, and maybe a task that I will accomplish early in the year.. Yet for now I an yet to afraid.. Send prayers and good thoughts and have a blessed New Year...

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  • Tasha south carolina

    Heres my poem I wrote to my inner child 2002 Like a vase knocked over and forgotten until you stepped on the jagged pieces of cut glass not feeling my pain only your own the night breeze is so refreshing, drying her tears the moon is so big tonight Here, I Say, to the little girl, dont cry i give her tissue i w*** her eyes i put my arm around her small shoulders i lay my head on her tiny scalp She smells like hair grease and freshly straightened ponytails im here you are going to be alright No they didnt love you as they should but they did the best could you can be happy , just look at the moon and smile girl i think it might rain tonight yes rain might be good let the rain wash you, and feel fat, cool, w** drops on your caramel skin, soothing your pain now get up dance, the rain doesnt last forever I watched that little girl smile so W i d e Where have you been? she asked Im here now and I'll take care of you I felt het smile all the way down in my stomach a tingling in my toes knowing I had just grown up & set that little girl free Tyler, never stop amazing the woman in me John17:17 your word is truth

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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

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