today's inspiration: secret message envelope

Its okay. This is my message to myself today. Work, lack of sleep, and a constantly aching left jaw is making me feel very unmotivated. There are so many things that I want to do and so many things that I need to get done and I don't even know where to start. The school year is almost over and I haven't even made plans for the summer yet.

But its okay. I'll figure it out somehow. I always do. I just need to remind myself of this every now and then.

How about you, if you were to send a secret message to yourself or to someone you love, what will it say? Go ahead and share, you can be anonymous in the comments section.

P.S. You can buy a secret message envelope via this Etsy shop.


  1. What a great question to lead off a poem or a story. Love the photo too. Sorry your jaw hurts.

    I'll have to think about my secret message. For now I'll enjoy yours!

  2. It is okay...

    I think I would write to myself, Keep being brave. Because I'm waking up every day with more courage, and it's beautiful! I hope I can do it for the rest of my life!

  3. Right now mine would say one breath at a's too fast, too stressful, but also fun, I need to slow down. Sorry about your mouth....

  4. Hope you feel better soon, Odessa. Sounds like you need lots of sleep, beautifully scented baths and cups of hot tea.

  5. Beautiful...I *heart* that envelope & its message. My secret message right this very moment would probably have to be: BELIEVE. It's what I'm working on right now.

  6. christine, i love the way you think. i should keep this in mind for a poem prompt. thanks!

    cuileann, yes it's gonna be okay. and yes, keep on being brave. i'm happy for you.

    jo, i need that message too. our society is always emphasizing on "doing", being always on the go. its always good to slow down.

    michelle, thanks!

    d, thank you. i'm glad you like it.

  7. Well I guess my message to myself isn't so secret since I went and just posted it. And I also have a hard time with "slow down." Here especially, it's hard to take your time without the fear of being trampled over or left behind. But we all get there eventually. I just don't know why I have this need to be first.

    And I can definitely toast to our fabulous future selves :)

    I love that envelope by the way!

  8. it's good to be gentle and kind with yourself ... you will be okay. peace & love, JP/deb

  9. I'm sorry about your jaw! When there is pain, it's hard to concentrate on anything else. I hope you can get a little more sleep. That always helps, but I know it's easier said than done.

    The secret message is a great idea. Mine is sort of like yours. I keep telling myself that things will get better. I have to believe that.

    Thanks, Odessa! You have just prompted me to think of a poem. Rock on, woman:)

  10. Very cool. Thanks for the suggestions.

    And that's the perfect little reminder for me these days.

    Feel better.