I am glad that you are a smart little girl, but I am even more proud of you for wanting to help other people. When I asked you if you thought I valued your grades or that you were compassionate toward people more, I held my breath as I waited for your answer. I was so pleased that you knew that we value compassion over academics. I wasn't sure that I'd done a good job teaching you that.
I love your curly head,
your brown eyes,
and your heart.
(sewing a doll for Operation Christmas Child)
I hope that this year is filled with much joy for you!