To my baby boy,
I realize that the older you get, the more you will interact with the world and how it will affect you.
It can be both a beautiful and cruel place. The world is full of so much wonder and good but can be plagued with evil just as easily.
I know both of these will come into play in your life for nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes, but never let that drag you down or think less of yourself.
Never give up, my boy. Always aspire to be better and do better than before. Be a beacon of kindness and truth in this world. There seems to be less and less with the growing years.
Do not let others influence who you choose to be, both as a person and in a career, because it is not their life to live, it is yours and it is the most beautiful thing.
I look at you and see your curiosity and I hope that you never lose that quality. Life is something to constantly be curious about and to motivate you to try new things and places.
Do not let negative things guide you in life. I believe in you and everything you have to offer to the world. Your future is so bright and beautiful, just like you my boy.
Treat everyone as you wish to be treated. Respect your elders. Treat women the way you would treat your mother, which I hope is with the love and respect they deserve. I know you will do great things and I am already so proud to call you my son.
You have already made my life so much more beautiful and one day when you have your own children I hope that you will carry this advice that I give to you.