In a letter, Grace penned these words to her children,

You see I have come to appreciate that at times, life is a struggle and that the struggle is the story.  That’s the way life rolls; take the good with the bad and learn from it.  Expect nothing and be grateful for all that you receive.  Seek a cause that is bigger than yourself.  That might be working for a charitable organization, starting a foundation to help those less fortunate, volunteering, mentoring, the list goes on.  There are so many people in need of a helping hand, always find a way to lift up someone else.

What I have learned thus far, is that it is often the simplest of actions that can lift the spirits of someone feeling sad or down and out.  It’s the smile when passing a stranger, the sincere compliment, holding the door for someone, asking for and greeting someone by name.  Show up; it counts. Work hard and make a  positive difference.  Be a loyal friend. These small actions can have powerful and positive effects in the world.

Think of when you have tossed a stone into a pond.  The ripples spiral out-and-out; who knows where they go and the positive effect that they have on someone else’s life.  Seek kindness in all of your actions, forgive those who might hurt you, and hold to hope.

Always circle round; support one another. You are family and that is what families do. Life will offer you choices, choose wisely. Never forsake your children.  They are a gift to you and the world.  Teach care and consideration of others, raise responsible citizens of the world. Model these actions daily. The world will be a better place for all.

Be proud of who you are.  Look for the similarities, the connections between yourselves and the ancestors that came before. The farmer, the carter, the writer, the champion for union rights, the nurse, the teacher, the vulnerable souls, the derelicts and angels. Everyone of them stand behind you, cheering you on.

Forgive yourself mistakes. Learn from them. Just do your best and stay true to the goodness that you are.

 

... knows how Dorothy can get home the whole time

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