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A Letter To Ten-Year-Old Me

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Dear Ten-Year-Old Me,

 

Hi

You don't exactly know me

I mean you sort of do

We are very similar in some ways

But we are also very different

You don't know what that means

 

Let me get on with this

I wrote this letter to give you

Some very important advice

 

First,

You are special in your own

Stunning way

Don't let anyone tell you differntly

You will always help the underdog

It is part of your kind personality

Don't let anyone take that away

 

Second,

You will not always be

The smartest person in the room

I know this is hard to swallow

But understand that you are not

Defined by a number

On a piece of paper

 

Third,

Mom and Dad are trying their best

They always have good intentions

They aren't trying to upset you

Or make you feel invalid

 

And lastly,

Don't give up

The next few years

Are going to suck

You will feel useless and helpless

For what seems like forever

 

Don't let them take your voice

Do not let them put you "in your place"

You are stronger than that

You are worth

Having your own mind

 

So please hang on

Because there are sunsets you haven't seen

Artwork you haven't admired

Songs you haven't been able to sing

 

Keep believeing there is go

Because there is

And soon you will see it




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