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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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  • 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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  • Shelley J. Florida

    What an amazing letter! After watching your 'Note to Self,' I wrote my own note to self. It was indeed liberating. It takes a lot of courage to confront pains that plague us. It requires us to admit to fears and vulnerabilities. I believe we can learn a great deal about one another by simply hearing each others stories. After all, we all have one. While some of our stories may be similar, some are very different and no one's account should be compared to another, but rather should be respected as real and true and palpable to that individual. Nowadays people don't have time not only to tell their stories, but they don't have time or desire to tell theirs. I would like to share my personal note to self with you if that's possible. I didn't post it as a comment as it's mildly lengthy. I absolutely love to hear your feedback (Madeas too lol). Thank you again for all you do!

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  • priscilla mavis Bronx NY

    I was so down since morning l am in my bedroom gettimg ready to sleep this early hour and thought of visiting yout site and lo and behold youhave consoling message that will boost my spirit up.I am going to have fun, writing aletter to little Mavis before l sleep.I just down loaded your letter to The little Tyler .PriscillaMavis

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  • Jermiah Williams Goodwater, Alabama

    As, I was looking on facebook I came across the post you did about writing to your younger self and I did that and it showed me how far God as bought me. And you are more than welcome to read it I have uploaded it on my page on facebook. It will be cool if I can add you as an friend on there trust me I am not wired nor do I want anything just to share thoughts and writing. Encouragements! I always say You are not your past! You are more than what others say or think so hold your head up and walk!

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  • Trinica stl

    Dear Tyler Perry,I have done this. And I am glad that I did. I was literaly in tear. If I would have known back then what I know now! um... um.. ummm... Not to say that when I was a child I was the type to get into trouble. When I was little I was the most shiest child that anyone could meet. I was always scared to talk to and in front of people. It was to the point where when people would say hello I would bust out in tears. I am still shy now, but I am a whole lot better than what I used to be. In this letter I basiclly told my younger self that its ok to talk in front of people. And there's nothing to be afraid of.

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