Wright Words: 11-year-old writer submits manuscript and waits 30 years for response

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 5:00 a.m. MST

Do you have a budding artist, author, actor or athlete in your home, classroom or extended family tree? If one of them approached you today with “Molly and Polly”-sized dreams, would you pat them on the head and send them off? Or would you crouch down to eye-level, put your hands on their shoulders and respond as if their grand idea is the very best you’d ever heard?

No matter your approach, children should know that sometimes runways are longer than we’d like and it’s perfectly fine if dreams change their wings. But if they believe, and if they know you believe, too, then those dreams will eventually take flight — even 30 years later.

Exactly what did Molly and Polly teach about the true meaning of Christmas? Sorry, you'll have to wait for the movie.

Jason F. Wright is a New York Times best-selling author of eight books, including "Christmas Jars," "The Wednesday Letters" and "The Wedding Letters." He can be reached at feedback@jasonfwright.com or www.jasonfwright.com.

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