Dear Lydia

Lydia Jummai Gara
Posted October 11, 2021 from Nigeria
Dream Girl!

Dear Lydia,

On this day of the girl child, I have kind words only to tell you.

You are beautiful and strong. Never for once doubt that. You are smart, intelligent and powerful- Never allow imposter syndrome to get to you.

I have watched how you have grown to be this fearless woman you have turned out to be. I remember when you second guess yourself all the time, the times you feel you are not good enough because you haven't found your path yet.

I'm proud of you Lydia, you have done so much for yourself. Always remember to pat yourself on the back. Celebrate your small wins they are the real success, hun! Remember that people are out there rooting for you.

Please do not beat yourself over mistakes, and they are bound to happen. Learn from it and move on.

Learn to keep relationships. They are the fundamentals to having a purposeful life and enjoy every moment.

Learn to stay focused, dear, be very flexible and enjoy what you do. Never let that light dim, hun, because you are that light that shines so bright.

Never be scared to love. I know that is your greatest fear, but love, love and love.

Never for once doubt this path you have chosen, I see you in that room. Time will make everything clearer.

Take risk Lydia, do that thing you have always wanted to and be happy.

Learn to say no to people, you mustn't please everyone.

Take care of yourself, Lydia, your mental health is essential.

I leave you with these words, dear,

You are made to take over the world

I love you so much and tell that person you love them too.

This story was submitted in response to Day of the Girl: Our Digital Future.

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Ethanuz
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Lydia,
From a stranger my words may seem trivial, however, as a fellow female in a planet that has yet to accept difference; listen me out.
I know nothing of you and you none of me.
But here is my advice either way,
This world is beautiful and full of adventures but internally it is cruel, painful, wretched and dark- all the way to the core. So if you stop for one second and rethink; you have lost the battle.
Decision matters most, its what makes an individual a lighthouse. And from what I have read from your supporters, you must not fail at your missions, or else its over. Years of hard work will vanish into thin air.
Think it, believe it, do it and make it happen.
Good luck on your missions, may you succeed with flying colors.

Lydia Jummai Gara
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Ethanyz,

No Battle is lost yet until we accept defeat which is never an option to begin with.

Thank you for your words. We are who we think we are.

Regards

Sheroo
Oct 11
Oct 11

Beautiful letter to self! Just the words I needed also! I resonate with most of the stuff here but kind words do the trick.

Best wishes Lydia,

Sending love from Zimbabwe
Keep writing sis!

Lydia Jummai Gara
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for your kind words.
We all need some little form of assurance and affirmation from ourselves.

Regards

Olutosin
Oct 13
Oct 13

Thank you very much for sharing. Useful to everyone of us.

Lydia Jummai Gara
Oct 13
Oct 13

Thank you for taking your time to read

megsmueller
Oct 13
Oct 13

Hi Lydia sister
Beautiful words. Much needed reminder. I am really inspired today!!!

Lydia Jummai Gara
Oct 13
Oct 13

Hi Megsmueller,
I'm happy to have inspired you via my words. Your kind words are much needed

ikirimat
Oct 13
Oct 13

Beautiful and encouraging words I'm sure are engraved in Lydia's heart forever. Powerful

Lydia Jummai Gara
Oct 13
Oct 13

Dear Ikirimat.

Thank you for your kind words, these words are engraved in Lydia's heart.

himani deswal
Oct 13
Oct 13

What powerful words Lydia

Lydia Jummai Gara
Oct 13
Oct 13

Dear Himani.

Thank you

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 13
Oct 13

Dear Lydia,
What a powerful and loving message to self. This was the crescendo for me: "I leave you with these words, dear, You are made to take over the world". That you know deep down and remind yourself that we are indeed here to create change. What a joy to witness your reminder of this journey to understanding our purpose as women, absorbing and embracing what we each have to offer, trusting what we can offer in such a critically important purpose we as women live to create together.

Lydia Jummai Gara
Oct 13
Oct 13

Dear Tam,

Thank you for your words of encouragement and I'm happy my words resonate with you.

It is essential that we remind ourselves how strong and powerful we are especially in this male dominated world.

Tesleemah
Oct 13
Oct 13

Wow! I love this.
Nice encouragement to oneself.
Take care sis.

Lydia Jummai Gara
Oct 13
Oct 13

Dear Tesleemah,

Thank you for your words