Letter by Latifah Al Jasser

Posted on March 13, 2012 by


Dear Self,


Is it wrong that I have so much faith in you? Am I mistaken for putting all my trust in you? Wasn’t it you who said that it is in my destiny to leave more than a trace of myself in this place? When you guided me to where there is no path, so I could leave a trail; I went there, and you were right it felt proper to be able to carve that ‘I was here‘ so deep in the ground. Now, I hope with everything that is within me that you hear my pleas, for I know that I have so much to offer this world. I might be able to write like William Shakespeare, sing like Whitney Houston, set a new rule in math, and maybe even compose symphonies like Beethoven. To be able to do all that I must turn my back on the crowd, it was Jimi Hendrix who said that ‘A man who wants to lead the orchestra must give his back to the crowd’. I want to do something that matters with this time I’m given,  I might fight for world peace, find a cure for the flu, write a novel that many will study, or do something as simple as leaving footprints in someone’s life. I believe that if you don’t live for something, you’ll die for nothing. Some people have one bad day, and lose all hope in the world. So, when you have a bad day, and feel like the world isn’t just going right, put your hand over your heart, feel that? That’s called a purpose, you were alive for a reason, to do more than just exist, so don’t give it up. I want to have no regrets when I leave this world, for I would have left something behind, left my footprints on the sands of time.


Forever Yours,


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