The Greatest Gift this Christmas
One of Camp Highland’s long time friends and board members, Dale Alexander, shares the greatest gift you can give your children this Christmas. In this video, Dale talks about a really cool way that he has been serving his children since they were very young. He keeps a notebook of things that his family does throughout the year such as trips they take, milestones that they reach, and reasons why he is proud of them. At the end of the year, Dale writes each of his children a letter listing these things out and puts them in their stockings. This has become a family tradition and his children love getting these letters every year.
“Be the person you needed when you were younger”
Dale wants to do it a little different this year. He explains how he saw a sign recently that stated, “Be the person you needed when you were younger”. So Dale created what he calls the Younger Self Challenge. This challenge is to write a letter to your younger self. He poses the question, “If you could go back in time and give wisdom, guidance, and knowledge to your younger self, what would you have said?” Knowing what you know now, what would you want to tell yourself back then? What an incredible concept!
You obviously can’t go back in time to talk to your younger self. However, you can impart that same wisdom, guidance, and knowledge to your kids now. By taking Dale’s Younger Self Challenge, you can be the person you needed when you were younger. This just flips the script and allows you to be this for your own children. Dale has even shared one of his letters to his kids with us.
Share Your Letters
We hope this advice is a blessing for you this Christmas. We’d love to see or hear your stories and letters of how you took the Younger Self Challenge. You can send them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Merry Christmas!