My brother Jonathan ignites my spark. At the age of three, he was diagnosed with autism. I grew up watching him struggle with everyday activities. Making friends was a daunting task with rarely any positive outcome. He would have difficulty expressing himself. At home he would be always talking, smiling, making me laugh. In public, he was dead silent; unable to show the world who he really was. I do not consider his diagnosis a curse. Instead, I consider it a blessing. My brother has inspired me to change the world. Even though he will never know it, he is the reason I have become me. My brother is my hero. No matter what I am going through, he gives me hope. Watching him overcome his disability inspires me to overcome the little road blocks in my way. Through watching my brother grow up, I have seen first-hand how difficult it is to give a child with special needs the academic and emotional attention they need. My parents would send him to numerous therapists, attempting to discover the culprit for the problem. As I grew older, my parents began to have higher expectations for me. They expected that I would care more for my brother not just as a sister, but as an adult. Caring for an autistic brother became a daunting and frustrating task, but in my pursuit to grow and care for my brother, I too grew. I came to know that my brother was not different or what doctors called 'special'; he was an ordinary teenage boy, living life at a slower pace. I’m inspired to make a…
You deserve to with somebody who makes you happy. Somebody who doesn't complicate your life. Somebody who won't hurt you.
Instead of thinking about what you're missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.
Some girls act like bitches so they won’t get hurt some girls are bitches because they got hurt.
There's a hell in hello, and there's a good in goodbye. That's why you shouldn't be afraid of goodbye, but careful with hello.
Life is like a hourglass. Eventually…
mother shed tears. Yes, I’m old enough to take care of myself and don’t need her anymore. But the thing is, she needs me. She has been raising me and my brother in America alone for over thirteen years. The only reason she is still staying in America alone was because she wanted us to have more opportunities and grow up in a good environment. My brother and I were everything to her, and telling her that I don’t need her anymore just broke her heart.
From now on whenever my mother lectures me or gives…
my boyfriend and his family and I had so much fun. I was very happy because it was my first time not being with just my family but the boy I was dating also. Then later that week I went out of town for that whole weekend (6hour drive) to visit my brother in prison. It was fun because I missed him a lot and just to see him made that trip worthwhile. As for Christmas break that was crazy. We had a little Christmas get together at my house. So before that we had to clean everyday and cook all night and…
Lennie's personality is like that of a child. He is innocent and mentally handicapped with no ability to understand abstract concepts like death. While he acts with great loyalty to George, he has no comprehension of the idea of "loyalty." For that reason, he often does not mean to do the things that get him into trouble, and once he does get into trouble, he has no conscience to define his actions in terms of guilt. Lennie only defines them in terms of consequences: "George is going to give me…
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Journal
WHAT EXACTLY ARE HABITS?
Habits are things we do repeatedly. But most of the time we are hardly aware that we have them. They’re on autopilot.
Some habits are good, such as:
· Exercising regularly
· Planning ahead
· Showing respect for others
Some are bad, like:
· Thinking negatively
· Feeling inferior
· Blaming others
And some don’t really don’t matter, including;
· Taking showers at night
· Eating yogurt with a fork
I grew up in a small town in Michigan. Born and raised here. My mom took care of my brother
And I and since I was the oldest, I helped my mom ever since I was 9. My brother and I had different
personalities. He liked playing football, I liked reading. He liked hanging out with friends, I liked writing
stories. We never did have anything in common so I usually just stayed in my room. School was difficult.
i’m not really the person to talk to anybody or ask anybody for help or…
Poor but Rich
Nowadays, traveling to another country has been easier than before it was. People in Europe, for example, do not even need to have a passport to go other countries in Europe. I also have traveled many counties such as India, Australia, Thailand, Jamaica, etc. My journey to India gave me two lessons, which changed me as a new person: happiness does not come from money, and how fast I achieve at my goal is not important.
In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho the Crystal Merchant, Fatima, The Alchemist and Melchizedek taught Santiago the greatest lesson along his journey, the importance of perseverance. For example the Alchemist said ‘”You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love … the love that speaks the language of the world.’” (120) The Alchemist encouraged Santiago to continue his journey, and did not let his love for Fatima…
The other kind
Diary ,Monday/Sep/1 , I haven't a clue on what to do. We used up our last bit of food and the last bit of money we has. I guess we will be moving on in the morn i'll pack up the kids and just a head North . Anywhere is better than here I hate the feeling of my kids being hungry and there ain’t nothing for me to do about it. I wish we could just find a place to finally just settle to be able to take a leave on our hams . Gosh what could I do to get a bit a food for the…
Book Notes The Alchemist
Quote- “Its the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting”(24)
This quote is really significant, because it relates back to Santiago's journey and how he has a notion and strong belief that his dreams are simply giving him a message. Whats awaits him on his journey can really be fascinating and extremely interesting. The whole concept of this quote really shows his character development and shows how the main character (Santiago) follows his…