ElleBee//'s Diary
by ElleBee//

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August 6 - Everything Changes

08/06/2017

Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience.

While I was walking home from the corner store I found a folden up piece of paper on the ground. Thinking it was litter, I picked it up, but, curiousity got the better of me and opened the paper up to discover it was a hand written letter. I stood in place reading the letter, it was addressed to a grandson by his veteran grandfather. It had no date on it, but it looked a little aged. The letter was talking about the war (unclear which one) that he had fought in, and about how what got him through it was knowing the grandson's grandmother was waiting for him back home and that they could start their life together upon his return. It talked about how no sacrifice was too big to make for those he loved, and he'd have done it all over again in a heartbeat because he was doing it for his future family. 

It felt like there was a lump in throat after reading the letter. So often I wondered to myself does true love even exist? and it does. This letter was the perfect example; not only did it show how much he truly loved his wife, but it also showed the type of love that exists within a family. The grandfather was willing to risk it all again for his family. This moved me. My problems simple problems, like not being able to afford to go out to the bar the upcoming weekend or how I can't contour my face like so many other girls can, seemed so trivial after that. This man risked his everything to fight for a cause he believed in, and for the future generations of not only his family, but of many other families. It genuiely changed my life. No matter how bad I think I had have had it there are other who have been in worse situations, fought their way through it don't dwell on it the way I sometimes might. It's life changing in the sense that it makes me a lot more appreciative of my teen years and my twenties thus far. * 

Best,

LB

* Based on a real life letter I had once read

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