I was cleaning out my daughter's room yesterday and found this letter she wrote to herself and to the world. I had to fight back the tears so they wouldn't land on the paper and smear the ink. I was overwhelmed because those words helped me see a part of my daughter I didn't know existed.
Knowing where a person's value comes can teach you a lot about them. I've been trying to help her recognize her worth doesn't come from her peers, yet how often do I find myself asking, "Why did my friends do this without me?" or "I wish I was as smart (funny, skinny, pretty, etc.) as so-and-so."
So let's help each other out and take advice from a 10-yr-old. Let's believe, trust, and look at ourselves a little more. Let's learn from our family, friends, and strangers instead of compare or compete with them. Let's figure out what makes us special and, like my daughter, I know we'll make a big difference.
*No joke, she really is a character in the Sapphire Flute series.