Advice to a Future Child

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Dear Child,

My dreams for you only consist of one thing; I want you to have a long, happy life. In order to do this you must maintain a positive attitude. A positive attitude means that you must be balanced. You must take care of your mind and body. Make sure that you are always in good physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. As long as all of these components are well taken care of by you, then you will be able to keep a positive attitude. Remember that sometimes in life, you will have hard times. We all do; you are not alone.

You may feel like you have been dealt a bad hand, and you may feel that life is not worth living; it will pass. Sometimes it almost feels as though we are being tested. When we think we have too much to handle, something else happens.

Just know that it is always darkest before dawn. You will be okay. When I was in high school, I got in to so much trouble and spent most of my time being grounded. I hated my life. I learned form everything bad that I did and everything bad that was done to me though. I came out of it not only alive, but also wiser, stronger and a better person because of it.

You need to keep a positive attitude in order to be happy in life. If you constantly focus on everything negative, then chances are that more bad things will continue to happen. If you keep a positive attitude, then things will probably get better sooner. Life will even feel a little less tough. If you feel like a person has a negative influence on you, then please break off communication with that person. Life is...