LITB: from india to ireland

Dear Rayne,

Welcome to the land of magical creatures, delicious breakfasts, lush green landscapes, endless stonewalls and the nicest people on the planet. I am sure that Ireland will unfold itself to you without hesitation and you will soon let go of your new-to-town nerves and find your groove.

Breathe deeply in your new space.  Remember everything that you smell: the city smog, the ocean, the dusty roads. See with new eyes: the green, the crumbling castles, the thatched roof cottages. Sit for a while with people with sparkling eyes lined with crow’s feet and listen to their stories. Eat fish & chips out of a newspaper cone and drink warm Guinness and sing in a pub with new friends.

Savor every moment!

Explore!

Through it all, be yourself.  You are stronger than you know.  You are smart and funny and incredibly observant. You are insightful and kind and you show people your open heart.  You are brave, humble and quietly make your mark wherever you go.

There will be some moments where you will wonder why you did this. There will be some moments where you are surrounded by people and feel completely alone.  There will be some moments where nothing seems to makes any sense.  When that happens, hold that arrowhead in your palm and know that you have taken a step that feels so scary now but will surely change your life forever.

You have made a conscious decision to grow.

You have chosen courage over comfort.

Hold that arrowhead in your palm and know that you are snuggled in between continents by people that love you from the deepest parts of our hearts.

I am so proud, so inspired and so excited to hear your tales.

Love,

Aunt Saide

PS: Don’t forget, Love Is The Best.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. McGlamery Michael
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 13:06:14

    Susannah,
    This a a beautiful “Love Letter” to our beloved Rayne, speaking for all of us. Thank you for your deep and amazing incites and love. I could not be prouder of you! L indeed ITB….

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  2. Patty Goddard
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 15:02:36

    Wonderful advice. Both of you have wonderful adventures.

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Teri Allen
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 18:58:39

    I know it is true that we do not recognize gifts in others if we don’t have them inside ourselves. So I will remind you. “You are stronger than you know. You are smart and funny and incredibly observant. You are insightful and kind and you show people your open heart. You are brave, humble and quietly make your mark wherever you go.” You are such a gift. Peace Teri Allen

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