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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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  • 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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  • Emma Young

    If I can help one soul who has given up, feel insecure and don't have the strength to go on, then my living isn't in vain. That should be all of our goal to put aside own problems to help our fellow man to go a little farther in life.

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  • Diian chi town

    Dear Ty…, I’ve read your post many times, but never had the urge to write till now. I’ve enjoyed your stories, digging the wells, taking a glass from the cupboard and realizing there were no c********** there and especially the turning your breaker box back on in the dark in the Attic. I must say, I was never going to go in the Attic to turn those lights back on. Lol. I’ve never known of two people who lives were so parallel to one another, but were raised in different parts of the world. Hummm! Its Gods way of making your heart smile…… I’ve been so touched by “Note To Self”, that you shared a couple of days ago. Let me tell you, I had a glimpse of your soul. Yes, I said it. I’m just that kind of a Seer, Ha! Penny for you thought… Any way, I wanted to share my Note To Self with you. Here it goes: Dear Seer, Created by the hands of God himself. I see your sad smile and somewhat happy tears. You push through the rain and the pain. Your world is nothing like anything you have ever seen. Your days are with worry and shame. You hope for a better tomorrow. You were born with a rainbow in the corner of your eye. It made every wondered, who are you, and who are you going to be? Your pointed n*** and daring eyes were looking into Gods eyes for a while. Your eyes tell a story, which makes one heart, believes. The beatings and the smacking’s have made you stronger than you ever imagined. The smirks of friends, teachers and neighbors are a thing of the past. You are going places baby, yes you are. Your brilliant, resilient and there’s a great future ahead for you. Your tears will be laughter instead of pain. Your smile will be of pure joy that isn’t mixed with pain and shame. Your faith is your strength; it’s your Jesus that keeps you. Angels that were assigned to protect you. The prayers of your mother will not avail. God always come through in the end. Through the t****** and the rain, you heard your mother’s prayer. Her tears and her mourning’s were for you, praying for a better day. I see that man, that husband who waits for you. His smile goes all the way to his soul. He too, loves the t****** and the rain. He believes its God way of speaking above the plane. He will comfort you and you will comfort him. You both have something that the other needs. Only then, you both can be completely healed. He patiently lays awake, wondering where is this angel that God has promised. You are true prayer warriors. Your eyes tell the story that words cannot. You are connected spiritually. Keep your faith angel; it’s going to take you places. You’ll see. Thank you for praying for me mom! Thank you! ☺

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  • Emma Young Lake Charles, La. 70607

    Life is so wonderful once God teaches us how to put those loose ends together.

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