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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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  • 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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  • April Manuel United States

    Dear Mr. Tyler, I know i shouldn't ask you this but i don't know where else to turn. I am a single mother of three, who just got out of a violent relationship with their father. I left with nothing but my kids and their clothes. I had to move in with my parents. Where they live you can't get a job without a car because they are to far away. We don't have taxi out here either. I am just trying to get on my feet so i could get my own house. If there is any way you can help me would mean the world to me. My number is

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  • Dionne New Jersey

    Mr Perry, that letter you wrote to your little self is so inspirational and loving. God has blessed the boy you were for you to become the man you are today. For all that you've been through and to rise above all adversities, you must have had faith, and I know you still do. Continue believing in God, and be proud of the individual he led you to become.

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  • Parris Miami, Fl

    Tyler, Thank you so much for that letter. It is encouraging. You have me in tears because it is awesome. I am proud to see another black man encouraging me as a black male to push past the hurt and pain and do something to encourage other people especially black men.

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  • susie falmouth

    HEY TYLER ILOVED THE VIDEO OF U WRITING TO YOUR LITTLE SELF TYLER IKNOW WHAT IS LIKE TO BE CALLED NAMES & PUT DOWN BOTH PARENTS WERE BAD DRINKERS AND I KNOW ITS A DISEASE BUT HAVING LOVING FOR WHOM I WAS MEAN TO BE STRONGER THAN EVER IWAS MOLESTED BY 2 MEN MAN INEVER VTHOUGHT I WOULD EVER TALK TO LIVE ABOUT IT TODAY THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER HAVE THE STRENGTH TOLIVE TO SEEMY TWIN NEPHEWS AND NEICES BE COME THE PPL THEY ARE NOW IMADE A VOW TO MY MOM ON HER DEATH BED I WOULD SEE THEM GRADUATE AND IAM I NOW SHE IS WATCHINME AND GIVING ME HOPE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN THE DRS TOLD HER I WOULD NOTBE COME THE PERSON SHE MADE ME STRONGER & SAY SUSIE U MADE ME LAUGH AND IDIDBECOME THE PESON TODAY GOD BLESS U SUSAN GRACE CALLAHANFOR MAKING ME WHOLE AGAIN

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  • LaShonda Courtney Atlanta by way of New Orleans

    Thank you so much for blessing your fans/followers with this letter. I am so proud of you and pray for GOD's continuing, never-ending, infinite blessings upon your life...continuance abundant life, to the full, nothing broken or missing, no lack, cup running over...I pray for blessings beyond measures...I pray for grace, peace and joy to continue to flow through you as you have been such a blessing to so many...your story will never end...it is still being written, the best is yet to come...you ain't seen nothing yet...GOD has already graced, assigned and appointed your future endeavors...get ready for more!!

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  • toya raleigh nc

    thanks for encouragement. that video was amazing. i saw little bit on tv so thanks for posting it. u r a true inspiration!!!:)

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  • karen ellison Chicago

    Wow...that was awesome.

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