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Message In a Bottle

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Letter written as if a soldier was writing to a stranger who finds the message.

Letter written as if a soldier was writing to a stranger who finds the message.

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  • 1. Dear stranger, Well hi there. You are the lucky one who found this dirty old bottle… My name is Ronald. I am currently serving in Iraq and have been for the past year. The other night I just felt compelled to compose a letter to someone who I did not know. Why you might ask? Well in the past I have received letters from people who did not know me. Those letters were wishing me a safe return home. Receiving those letters really is what made me keep going. Those few letters from people that I did not even know, people who were complete strangers are what kept me fighting and wanting to return home. Therefore, I wanted to have the same affect on someone else. I am going to give you a piece of advice and take it to the grave as many of my fellow comrades have. “Take what you are given, don’t look at what you did not do and rather what you did accomplish, and most importantly be thankful for everything you have.” Before I left for war all I wanted was more and more. I did not know what the true meaning of happiness was. Now I literally have noting and I can’t think of one thing I could possibly wish for rather than to return home safely to see my family and my new born daughter. I am not telling you my story to make you feel bad for me; however, I do want you to just take a moment to reflect on what I have said. Even though I do not know you… you are someone special. You have an effect on what happens to this world. Walk where your feet take you and never look back and most of all don’t forget about me as I will always remember you.