Last month, a 12-year old girl, Taylor Smith, passed away but taught others a very wise lesson of life.

She was a wonderful – full of life kid, who enjoyed her life but left her family forever because of pneumonia complications. Her family and friends loved her a lot and they discovered something very unforgettable from her things that neither they nor the world can neglect.

Her full of life attitude has made her famous globally. Last spring, she wrote a letter to herself that was to be opened on April 13th 2023; 10 years after that day. Her mother said when she wrote that letter she was very excited that she would read it after 10 years when she will be young. But, her disease had taken her life away before she could enjoy that moment.

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When her parents find her letter, they opened it and got very inspired by her late daughter’s thoughts. They posted her letter on Facebook and when others read it, they also got highly inspired by the little girl’s thinking.

Mary Ellen Smith, Taylor’s mother said that “[We’ve gotten] letters from lots of parents who’ve said it’s encouraged them to love their kids and love each other.”

In the letter, Taylor has congratulated herself for passing high school and asked herself if she prayed to God daily. She also taught herself few lessons of life. She also mentioned iPad in her letter and drew its picture because she was going to buy iPad mini. She told herself “We’re older than the tablet!”

Her letter is given here:

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Dear Taylor,

How’s life? Life is pretty simple right now (10 years in your past). I know I’m late for you, but as I’m writing, this is early, so; congratulations on graduating high school! If you didn’t go back and keep trying. Get that degree! Are you (we) in college? If not, I understand. We do have pretty good reasoning, after all.

Don’t forget, it’s Allana’s 11th birthday today! Sheesh, 11 already? In my time, she just turned 1! I didn’t get to go to that party though, because I was in Cranks, Kentucky for my first mission trip. I’ve only been back for 6 days!

Speaking of, how’s your relationship with GOD? Have you prayed, worshipped, read the bible, or gone to serve the lord recently? If not, get up and do so NOW! I don’t care what point in our life we’re in right now, do it! He was mocked, beaten, tortured, and crucified for you! A sinless man, who never did you or any other person any wrong!

Now, have you gone on any more mission trips? Have you been out of the country yet? How about on a plane?

Is Doctor Who still on the air? If not, what regeneration did they end it with? You should go watch some Doctor Who! Later though, you gotta finish reading your own words of wisdom!

Do you have your own place yet? If we’re in college, what are we majoring in? Right now, I wanna be a lawyer.

Have you been to Dollywood recently? Right now, their newest attraction is the Wild Eagle. It’s so fun!

Also I think I’m going to sell my iPad and buy an iPad mini, Don’t forget to tell your kids that we’re older than the tablet! Attached I also have a drawing of an iPad, so you can show them.

Well, I think that’s all. But remember, it’s been 10 years since I wrote this. Stuff has happened, good and bad. That’s just how life works, and you have to go with it.


Taylor Smith


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