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|The boy who wanted to be the letter Y (standard:Inspirational stories, 220 words)|
|Author: hayfoot||Added: May 21 2011||Views/Reads: 1894/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A young boy from a small village in Brazil has a dream: to be the letter Y.|
All children dream of who they will become when they grow up. They dream of being glamorous actors, astronauts, football stars, ballerinas, presidents, senators, business executives, priests, doctors, nurses, scientists, and even teachers. Ze Carlos, a boy of seven living in Amanhecer de Fé, a hamlet so small that it is known mostly to revenue agents and mailmen, has a different dream. Ze Carlos doesn't see himself walking on Mars nor kicking the winning goal for Brazil. He doesn't expect to go to Hollywood. Neither does he see himself becoming Pope or village priest even though he prays daily and cannot wait for his First Communion. Ze Carlos knows what he wants to be – he wants to be the letter Y! Why the letter Y? Because each and every morning, just after dawn; Ze Carlos begins his day with his arms uplifted in gratitude to God who created him, kept him safe through the night, and woke him up each new morning at first light. Ze Carlos gives thanks, too, for his loving parents, his kind grandparents, even for his eldest sister, Marta – she can be quite bossy, for his gentle sister, prayerful Maria, and of course, for Terezinha, his joyous and rambunctious little sister. So, wish him well, Ze Carlos, the boy who dreams of becoming the letter Y. Tweet
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