To My Younger Brother on His First Day of School
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To My Younger Brother on His First Day of School

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To My Younger Brother  on His First Day of School

In just a few short weeks one of my younger brothers will start kindergarten. Watching your little siblings grow up is such a bittersweet thing. I can remember when all of them were born and how exciting it was to have someone to look after. I know you'll do great in school making memories with friends and learning all kinds of information. I recall being five years old and eagerly awaiting for that yellow school bus to pull up to my spot. Before you know it you will be graduating high school and wondering where the heck the time went. So, here are a few words of wisdom before the very first day of your education.

Enjoy the simple things. Before algebra and college applications, there was a time I loved opening a fresh pack of crayons and creating something unique. Embrace story time while sitting in a circle with all of your classmates. Climb to the highest part of the playground during recess and take in the view because in a few years you are going to wonder how on earth you used to be able to climb on top of the monkey bars. There are so many experiences to come your way, just take everything day by day. It is so important to absorb the present.

Keep those old and semi embarrassing school projects, journals, and papers. From kindergarten to senior year, I have experienced great, sentimental moments. Times I never want to forgot, so keep a few mementos from these events. Trust me, they help you get through the rough times. Petty high school drama or studying for tests can really push your buttons, but reminiscing can keep you calm and positive.

Push yourself beyond your own potential. You are so talented, more than you probably know. When you say "I can't" or feel like a failure, find it in your heart to move forward. No goal is too extreme for you to achieve. I cannot tell you how many obstacles I have encountered that I thought I couldn't tackle. Even if I didn't get the results I wanted there was still a lesson to be learned. If I survived, you definitely will too.

Be patient. You never know what this crazy world will throw at you. Sometimes time is the best way to get through things. Also, you will meet a variety of different people in your school. Not everyone will be your best friend for life, but let them change you for the better. When learning their stories be kind, you never know what hardships they have experienced. If everyone just had a tad more compassion, the world would be better and brighter. However, never let anyone take you for granted. You should know you deserve greatness. Forgiveness can go a long way but you can't make everyone happy.

Overall, you will have ups and downs throughout school but you have to live for those great times you will spend with friends, family, and teachers. ALWAYS be true to yourself and never give up. I can't wait to hear all about your first day. Just don't blink, because soon you will be talking about your last one.

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