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What I Want the World to Be When I Grow Up

Jan 30, 2021 03:58PM ● By Shae Marcus

When I grow up, I want the world to be free of war and for people to be happy. It is not fair for our military to have to be fighting for us and miss so much time with their families. It takes about four years for someone in the military to come home and be with their family. This is very hard for both the person and their family. Most people might not realize how hard our military is working; they are risking their lives for our freedom. Maybe next Veterans Day, or just any random day, you can send a card to someone in the military to possibly help brighten their day.

 I also want the people in the world to be happier when I grow up. This time is not the best, but you have to try to not let it get you down. When a person is not happy, sometimes they can be a little rude and it can lead them to an angry place. I wish people could think happy thoughts to themselves or say positive words to each other, so that we could live in a kinder world.

 I understand that sometimes it is difficult to be happy, but I encourage everyone to keep trying.

Think of what Disney character Dory said, but just change the words: “Just be happy; just be happy!” I’d like to leave you with a quote from Yogi Bhajan: “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.”

 Kyla Petragnani is 10 years old and lives in Marlton. Kyla would like to be a baker and to teach baking when she grows up. Her hobbies include baking, art and dancing.