The letter says:
“I cannot single out the one greatest challenge in my life. I have had a lot of challenges and my advice to young people might be as follows:
Don’t get down when your life takes a bad turn. Out of adversity comes challenge and often success.
Don’t blame others for your setbacks.
When things go well, always give credit to others.
Don’t talk all the time. Listen to your friends and mentors and learn from them.
Don’t brag about yourself. Let others point out your virtues, your strong points.
Give someone else a hand. When a friend is hurting show that friend you care.
Nobody likes an overbearing big shot.
As you succeed, be kind to people. Thank those who help you along the way.
Don’t be afraid to shed a tear when your heart is broken because a friend is hurting.
Say your prayers!!
[Editor's comment: I heard this story on FOX News when chief political anchor Bret Baier read a letter former President George H.W. Bush penned to former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano. I was delighted that Edith Ely responded so rapidly. It was the first email in my in-box on Thursday. She has been a big supporter of Hugh's News for years. She has gotten numerous friends of hers to subscribe to Hugh's News. I just didn't have the time to listen to the recording and construct it in a document. Edith does excellent work. I applaud her. When you see her, thank her, too.]