theunsealed submitted a contest entry to Write a letter telling the world about what makes you strong 4 hours, 38 minutes ago
What Makes me Strong
I need you to know
My children make me strong
The kind of love that makes you get up
Show up And Keep going
My life was changed
The moment before I even knew their name
It is a strength That healed me
It is a strength That guides me
Some say It is intuition
Some say It is instinct
It is a strength
It is a super power
Voting starts April 1, 2023 12:00am
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the To the people we love group 1 week ago
Mom, This is why I admire you so much
Growing up, I didn’t always appreciate you as I do now. I didn’t fully understand you as a child because our dreams were so different. At ten years old, I was outspoken and already very career driven. You always liked working and wanted to do well, but you never had a burning desire for a promotion or more responsibilities. For a lon…read more
@shelleybrill I wrote this for you. I love you so much and I hope you know how much I appreciate you (even though you get on my nerves sometimes). Love you!
Jake shared a letter in the Chasing Your Dreams group 1 week, 4 days ago
The TWO ASSISTS
Mentor: what do the last three syllables of that sound like? TOUR, a guide, and in the word MENtor, it’s MEN who are guided along for the tour of life: not literal men, people.
I remember it like it was yesterday, the place, middle school, the time, 2009, I was only 11 but, oh, I hear that rhythmic bell blasting right now;
it was…read more
Jake shared a letter in the Remembering those we lost/Grief group 1 week, 5 days ago
A Day Late, A $ Short
MIKAELA LAUREN TICK!
I WRITE A DAY LATE. YOUR BIRTHDAY was yesterday: LITERALLY, I AM a DAY LATE.
On July 27, 2014, you passed, PHYSICALLY; it was a rare HEART CONDITION. YOU HAVE A RARE HEART. A golden HEART. Check that, a 💜! (your FAV COLOR) and an attitude akin to an 🐘 with its tusks ⬆️. You had those up EVERYWHERE
EVERY SINGLE PERSON…read more
I’m so sorry for your loss. Just letting you know even if you are a day late on her birthday it’s better than getting all together. Jake your letter is so touching and you shared a lot of great memories with Mikaela. She will forever be grateful to have had someone like you in her life. Especially since you are still shining a light on her in…read more
Thank you SO MUCH, Kayjah!!!The RECOGNITION and WORDS mean the WORLD to me, it is hard to express!!!KEEP the POSITIVITY UP… we NEED MORE of that!!!
With TREMENDOUS ADMIRATION and GRADITUDE!!
Jake shared a letter in the What does representation mean to you? group 2 weeks, 5 days ago
What’s INspiring about me? Before I answer, I want to be clear that this answer is like the chance of Amazon not selling any packages tomorrow, 0% of arrogance!
This question is like asking me to jump on a 24-inch box and land it, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE!
As a person with cerebral palsy, a physical disability. One might think I’m goi…read more
This is a really interesting letter, Jake. Such a Unique way to show people what’s INspiring about you. I love your mindset on life because a lot of people believe that to be inspired or inspired by someone they have to be perfect. Just like you said it’s like landing from jumping 24-inch box from the ground. Practice makes perfect but doesn’t…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the To the people we love group 3 weeks ago
To Those Who Doubt Themselves,
To Those Who Doubt Themselves,
Most people never discover how far their talents can take them.
Instead, it is so easy to let doubt hold you back. It’s so easy to ponder if you are smart enough, good enough, or have the stamina to climb the mountain you see ahead. And, of course, it doesn’t make it any less daunting when you have naysayers -…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Magical Moments group 1 month ago
My love letter to sports
Sometimes love comes into our lives early and easily. That’s the case with you. I remember meeting you around age four or five, but it could have been even younger. I lived on a cul-de-sac, and all the kids on our street would regularly play kickball in the circle. We’d play for hours, sometimes mixing in tag or hide and seek. Wit…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the To the people we love group 1 month, 1 week ago
To those who are hard on themselves
To someone who is too hard on themselves,
You must be so anxious and stressed. You never seem to be where you want to be in life. I know how you feel because I have felt this way, too. My older sibling was always smarter than me. As a child, he did better in school than me, and as an adult, he certainly makes more money than me. It is as though I…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the To the people we love group 1 month, 2 weeks ago
To my friend, Kris
Last year, I stumbled upon a CNN article entitled, “I have got terminal cancer. Here is why I am prioritizing travel.” The article shared how you were diagnosed at 48 years old with late stage four colon cancer. Despite the diagnosis, you remained committed to the activities that bring you joy in life, which include spending time with…read more
Jake shared a letter in the To the people we love group 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Life’s a SAFARI
WOW, that piece/video brought me to tears!
Obviously some were sad, BUT some were filled with GRATITUDE because of YOUR OUTLOOK in LIFE!
Know that sometimes you see the “BIG 5” and sometimes you almost get RUN OVER by an ELEPHANT(Yes that actually almost happened!
You are a GREAT TOUR GUIDE for your SON and WIFE in LIFE: CONTINUE bei…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the To the people we love group 2 months ago
To my friend, Vernon
The odds of us crossing paths were slim, but the domino effect of connecting with you was life-changing.
When I tell people I know you, their first question is often, “How?” You played in the NFL while I was still in elementary school. You live in Texas. I have only visited the Lone Star state a few times. Our friendship came out…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the To the people we love group 2 months, 1 week ago
To my best and furriest friend, Wylie
In 2012, I moved to Buffalo after receiving an offer to work as a sportscaster at a local station there. While I was excited about the opportunity, I was a little nervous about moving to a new city that I had never been to before my interview and where didn’t know a single soul. While I made friends quickly, within a couple of m…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the To the people we love group 3 months ago
To my family, this is why I love the holiday season
To My Family,
When I was a child, kids in school tried to make me feel Christmas envy. We didn’t celebrate Christmas because we are Jewish. But I never felt like I missed out on anything. We got plenty of presents on Hannukah. Also, the holiday season usually meant a fun vacation: Skiing in Vermont, the beach in Aruba, a cruise around the…read more
My memories of our Christmas vacations warm my heart. This time of year is so special because it gives families a chance to connect and spend time together having fun. I look forward to this year’s vacation. Nothing is more important and special then spending time with family. Hopefully next year we can add more of our l…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Chasing Your Dreams group 3 months, 1 week ago
When the clock struck midnight on January 1st, 2022, I had high hopes for you – the upcoming year. I planned to build a new feature on The Unsealed – a pen pal system allowing users to post their content and write to each other. I was hopeful that this would be the “it” factor that would take my company to the next level. I thought I…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the To the people we love group 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Gabrielle, this is how you helped lay the foundation for my future
Dear Gabrielle Union,
When I was a teenager, you starred in the most popular movies of my generation, such as She’s All That and Bring It On. Your career has stood the test of time, but for me (and the world), your relevance extends well beyond your movie credits.
At a young age, you helped lay the foundation for a life I didn’t even yet…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Chasing Your Dreams group 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Why I broke off my engagement and what it taught me
Dear Unsealed Community,
When I was 19 years old, I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted to chase my dream as a sportscaster. In pursuit of that dream, I started working at the NBA. I commuted two hours from Columbia University to New Jersey, three days a week, because I was committed. I wanted to network with people who worked in sports. I…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the To the people we love group 4 months, 1 week ago
Mom, Here is why I am strong
You once told me that you don’t worry about me because you know no matter what, I will always be OK. You said to me that throughout my life, whatever challenges I faced, I somehow always managed to persevere. You told me you know me better than anyone else. After all, you’re not only my mother but also my best friend.
You know eve…read more
Lauren your mom is the reason you are the way you are today. She gave you such a huge precious mindset and I’m glad you have someone who you can call your best friend. She gave you so much wise words when it came to the tribulations that you had in your life. This is such a beautiful letter that shows her loving character.
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Magical Moments group 4 months, 3 weeks ago
I didn't think I was smart enough to go to Columbia
To The Unsealed Community,
When I graduated high school, I honestly didn’t know what to expect from myself.
After getting waitlisted, I got accepted to Columbia in mid-June of my senior year of high school. At the time, Columbia ranked top five in the nation. And while I was thrilled to be accepted, there was a part of me that was unsure i…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Chasing Your Dreams group 5 months ago
What I love about me
To The Unsealed Community,
When I was ten years old, I was in love.
I grew up in the 1990s, and like most other girls in my generation, I thought Jonathan Taylor Thomas, aka JTT, was my future husband. He played Randy on Tim Allen’s Home Improvement. I had posters of him in my room, and I listened to love songs imagining the two of us on l…read more
Lauren Brill shared a letter in the Mental Health group 5 months, 1 week ago
I broke off my engagement and went to my "safe space"
To The Unsealed Community,
There was a period when I was 24 years old when I was drowning in guilt, stress, and confusion. I was engaged to an incredible person. But, sadly, my beautiful ring felt more like a handcuff than a gift, as it chained me to a life I was not yet ready to live. How was I supposed to tell someone who loved me, encouraged…read more
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