“A Note to the Good Girls,” New Era, May 2008, 23
Dear Good Girl,
I know you’re out there. I’ve seen you sitting at lunch with someone who looks lonely, caring for your younger siblings, and speaking kind words. I know you think it goes unnoticed, but trust me—I am impressed.
I think it’s cool that you don’t dress like a lot of other girls. It is much more comfortable for us guys when a girl dresses modestly (and yes, girls who dress modestly are very attractive) and uses good language. Immodest dress and nasty or mean talk just make it awkward and embarrassing for me.
I’m glad you’re comfortable with who you are. There are just way too many girls out there who aren’t. I can tell in your eyes and in your smile that you know you’re a daughter of God. That, to me, is beautiful.
I like that you study hard in school and that you’re finishing your Personal Progress. You probably thought I would never notice, but I do. This shows me that you are serious about becoming a wonderful wife, mother, and woman of God.
I’m glad you’re not afraid to stand up for what you think is right, and you do not just “follow the crowd.” Sometimes it might feel like you’re the only one, but you’re not. You are an example to more than just me.
Thanks for sticking to your convictions. More than anything, you help motivate me! You make me want to live up to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the standards you have set and continue to live by. I’ve been watching you. I can’t help noticing. Don’t ever give up.