Take Extra Care Never To Lose This Trait

-- A letter to one of my four girls who is an elementary school age student
Typed version


You remind me so much of your mother. I love, absolutely love, how you are willing to invest your time and energy to learn something that you don’t know…yet. The hours and hours you spend watching how to train dogs will benefit our animals but also you. It’s a very special trait and one that I hope you take extra care to never lose. It is you making yourself better! Continue to never be afraid to admit that you don’t know something and then always continue to work as hard as you do now to make yourself better. “For the sake of yourself hold nothing back from yourself.” St. Francis. (another lover of animals)

You make every one of my days better!

I’m proud of you! You are my daughter and I love you!

If a prior Marine, combat veteran, prior police officer, a kid who failed highschool because he wouldn't write a 5 page paper, and a man who didn't tell his mom that he loved her until he was 36 could figure out how to write handwritten love letters...then so can you! You can do it!
Special Notes
  1. To learn more please watch this video!
  2. Each day I write a handwritten letter to my wife, one our children, or their spouses or soon to be spouses. That's a total of 13 people in the rotation!
  3. To respect their privacy I don't use their names when I post their letter online. I just share a little bit about them for context. Also, each person decides which letters to post or not to post--it's completely up to them.
  4. I use different stamps and seal each envelop with wax...it's super cool and the letter can even be mailed! In this video I detail some considerations when (if) you buy you're own stamps.
  5. Letters are marked with a (number) and the date so they can be easily referenced in the future.
  6. I post these letters to encourage others to do the same and to give some ideas of what to say. I hope it moves you to reward your loved ones with your own kind, thoughtful, and loving words.

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Don Shomette
Husband, Dad, Personal & Professional Growth Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, & Behavioral Expert

As an inspirational and motivational speaker that also prevents violence, I have the privilege of helping teachers, principals, superintendents, parents, and school resource officers to make our young people and communities to be safe and also feel loved.

I learned a long time ago and have never wavered or swayed from the belief that people are not a problem to be solved but are the prize to be protected, nurtured, and loved.

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