Dear Future Self…

Dear Future Self, 

I hope all is well with you, and I also wish our family is healthy. As I write this letter, I long that you’ve held on to our morals and principles such as, knowledge, being happy, motivation, and achieving future goals. 

As I have grown to be fourteen years old I have realized that knowledge is a good thing to look forward to. No matter how old you are, you never stop learning. Over the years I hope that you have remembered to always look for and been eager to gain knowledge. As for the principle of happiness, I yearn that all the years that have passed you have been able to hold on to happiness. Our definition of happiness should be to always have a smile on your face. Life is meant to be fulfilled with enjoyment and smiles. And laugh, laughing is our purest way to be happy. Another way that I have realized that I’ve been able to keep happy throughout these years is to be myself. Being able to stay true to myself can simply mean expressing my genuine thoughts. Not being afraid to be judged by other people’s negative comments and moving forward. As I became older, a moral I have developed is the inspiration of music. I would like for you to hold on to the interest of music because it is a great motivator. Whether you are working out or doing homework it helps you to realize you have to work hard to be successful. Nothing is going to be handed to you, and you have to endure everything that comes your way. Lastly, I hope that you have continued to meet and pursue all the goals that you have made for yourself. I know that it can be tough, but I have learned to remain on a set goal until it is accomplished.  

With so many things changing from day-to-day, it is difficult to know what the future has in store for us. I hope the hardships you have faced have not changed the attitude we give out to the world. It seems to be challenging for me to choose only one thing that I would like for you to remember in the future because there are many things that make us who we are, and we need to keep hold of all of them. If we don’t have any qualities to be different, who are we really then? 

All in all, the principles and morals that I would be proud of you to still have are knowledge, being happy, motivation, and achieving future goals. Remember to stay true to yourself and always persevere to all of the obstacles presented to you no matter what situation you are in. 

Sincerely yours, 

Danny Felix – St. Laurence – DMSF

Thanks to Paulette Wooten for sharing their work on Unsplash.