Tim Smith and his wife lost their 12 year old daughter to pneumonia this January. The US couple were shocked when they found a letter written by the late Taylor Scout Smith. Her letter was written to her future self and it amazed even her parents with its wisdom.
The girl wrote the letter in April 2013, intending to open it in April 2023 – exactly 10 years on. She wrote to her future self about her life in the present and the future. She asked her future self if she’s majoring in law in college, if she’s gotten that high school degree, if life is good. The girl told her future self to remember birthdays, to remember that good and bad things happen in one’s life and to be strong and keep going. She also wrote that her life had so far been simple and easy, but that the future Taylor will have to remember that 10 years would have passed since the letter had been written.
Taylor’s letter touched the hearts of millions after appearing on the news.