'PowerHouseCreatives Contest' 🌺A letter to Carolina on her 15th 🌺
I want to write you this letter and I hope that something will happen to you after reading it. You know that I love you very much and the only thing I want is that you continue to do well in your life. You are now 15 years old and you are starting another stage in your life, you are no longer a child but a woman, more mature and more prepared to face what is coming in your life.
With these words I do not intend to scare you or worry you before your time, perhaps many have spoken to you and told you countless times how life is and how we should face it, so do not be afraid of what I am going to write you. They say that in life we must make our own mistakes and we must learn from them, so do not be afraid to make your own decisions.
know you've been a very quiet, playful, respectful girl but that's not all, life flies by and you better take some things seriously so that your future is very profitable. The advice I want to give you are those that could give you a mother, that being who loves you most in life and would give it all for you.
let me tell you that you are very beautiful, stop thinking that you are ugly or that you are very freckled, those are things that God gave you to make you even more beautiful. You're not very skinny either, so don't take too many vitamins to get fat. Self-esteem is important, you must love yourself first if you want others to love you, look at yourself in the mirror and see in it the luck you have to be the way you are, there are many people in the world who didn't have the same luck as you and even worse there are many who couldn't even be born.
And love others, remember that what you sow in this world you will reap the same, so I invite you to value the friendships, to appreciate and love them as they are, do not want to change them ever, just accept them and you will earn their love and respect. In life there are many false people, I do not say that they are far away, maybe they were not to blame for being so, but keep them away is all.
Asking for time to pass quickly, rather live day by day, enjoy each sunrise and thank God for a day lived. I know that you want to run but there is another saying that says that from the hurry only the tiredness remains, then it is better that you plan well the things that you want. I invite you to take courses in your free time, learn a language, an art and read many books, maybe now you don't understand but with each thing you do you will be preparing a better path towards your future.
Your loved ones is important, respecting your parents and understanding them is not easy, many times you think they are against you, but it is not so, your mom loves you infinitely and does everything for you. Someday you're going to wonder why she took you out of the house so early, but it was all for your own good, so that you could study and have a different education in every aspect and your dad is not so strict, he just puts on a shield so that those 10 children he has don't go off the rails. For your father you are and will always be his chilindrina. Embrace your parents, love them like never before and enjoy every moment you can be with them.
While this happens be brave, if you feel alone some day look for God, go to church and if you want to cry cry, that's one way to vent your sorrows, they say that after each storm the sun rises again, then everything will pass.
Going like that, you're very pretty and quiet, I think that makes you get along well, keep being happy and singing like you do, you don't know how much you make other people's lives happy. Never change my beautiful girl, if someone wants to be with you it's because they love you and accept you as you are.
To finish I want to tell you something that I once saw on a billboard "Life is written with a pencil without an eraser" that's Carolina, think well about what you want to write in your book of life so you don't have to wish for an eraser ever and ever.
Know it's your 15th birthday and I would really like to hug you and give you a big kiss, but from a distance I wish you the best in this life, I hope you have a special day and enjoy your 15th birthday dance.
Do something for me, please, "don't ever stop laughing"
Caracas, April 3, 1990.