Dear Ben Mikaelson,
Humans take so many things for granted. No matter how much we have, or how great our life is, we always want more. Sometimes we forget to observe the little things in life. Your book, Petey, made me look at the world through newly opened eyes.
Petey led a life full of rejection, sadness, and disappointments. He also had cerebral palsy, and because of this he couldn't even get out of bed on his own. But instead of hating the world and the people who caused him grief, he grew from it and loved life even more. Petey treasured every moment. Friends, going outside and even mice, he never wanted anything more, and was very content with his minimal amount of belongings.
I used to be unsatisfied with my life, and would want more than I already had. A friend of mine always gets the latest things. I used to be jealous of her and would want that item too. But Petey taught me that I should be content with what I have now, and should be grateful everything that has been given to me.
Life isn't about our material belongings, like today's world teaches us, but is about who we love, our faith, and happiness. My friend is happy with all her belongings, but those things won't last. I have a different happiness, a happiness that I will carry with me all of my life. Thank you for revealing that to me.