Imagine you’re walking around town with your friends. All of a sudden you see a lady hunched over walking slowly with her walker, walking outside the grocery store. As she walks to her car you see a bumper sticker that says Army Strong. Do you ever wonder how this person’s life was different from the world today? I do this often after listening to my great grandpa talk about his life as a teenager and young adult. For most people his stories were just stories, but for me his stories had meaning because they are part of my family’s past and always taught me a lesson. When I listened to his stories I could really picture how the times were in the 1930’s and 1940’s. One of the first stories my great grandpa ever told me was about growing up on a farm in Minnesota. He would explain that he learned a lot from growing up on a farm but one of the main lessons he learned is that hard work pays off. He would tell me that if I worked hard towards anything I could achieve whatever I wanted. He loved telling random stories about hunting with his buddies instead of doing his chores on the farm. He would explain to me that hunting can teach patience, discipline, and self-control. I have never hunted myself but because of him I always work hard to have these characteristics. Several times he would tell me his favorite story which was about my great grandma and how much he loved her. He would explain how they only met a couple months before he was drafted into world war two. My great grandma was devastated he had to leave and she wanted to marry him before he left for war. My…
A this I Believe Essay
I believe that hard work pays off. Often times, at least as of recently, people are always looking for the easy way out. Many teenagers want to do the least work possible, no matter the negative effects that occur. The majority chooses to do the bare minimum, whether it be while doing homework or during a practice. However, I have learned, so far, that if I put in the time and put in the work necessary to begin with I will achieve the goals that I have set for myself…
This I Believe Essay
Whenever I went with my family to Lexington, Kentucky I would wake up to the smell of sausage gravy and biscuits. The smell irked me but whenever I could smell that my aunt was cooking this unusual dish I knew one thing. Uncle Rick would be coming over. This was usually a small part of my trip to Lexington, but the moments like these are why I believe in the small memories are the ones that count.
Sausage gravy and biscuits was…
I Believe In finding A Way Out Of The Darkness
Every person in this world has tragedies take place in their lives, some tragedies are greater than others, but that does not mean they don’t impact them the same way, they are all devastating nevertheless. These tragedies can turn life into a lifeless, dark, and confiding cave, making it seem there’s no way out until you die. I believe in being able to find the way out, though the dark cave may seem deceptive, you may have lost all hope but one…
A friendly hello once in awhile does not harm anyone. I believe that if you greet a person with a pleasant smile and genuine “hello” and a “how are you doing?” you can make their whole day much better. It is the simple act of kindness that everyone is able to show.
Once while standing in the long line for the checkout at Wal-Mart, I noticed the cashier looked very tired and upset, and all the customers were in a rush to buy their things and leave. It was just a busy day, and rarely a few…
28 October 2014
I Believe in Summertime
Summer is a time when I am playing soccer, swimming and having no worries.
Being able to be a stupid teenager and do stupid things with stupid teenagers. A time when the
sun is out and I am ecstatic. Summer is by far my favorite time of the year. I spend a lot of my
time traveling and going to music festivals. I believe that summer just isn’t a time where there is
no school, but a time to bring your family together…
I believe in God. I follow him and trust him to lead me through life and I am not alone. Almost everyone has created a spiritual god within their minds to turn to in times of need or simply to make sense of unanswered questions. “The desire for guidance, love, and support prompts men to form the social or moral conception of God.” – Albert Einstein
Men, meaning humans in general, desire guidance. They want someone to look up to, take after, someone who will help lead them through life when…
horse industry truly is.
Every day I ride, my trainer pushes me to my breaking point which slowly creates the desire to stop for the day, but all she ever says is “Push.”. While riding a horse, I experience a feeling of relief and excitement, and also the burning sensation and exhaustion traveling throughout my muscles. Each minute that passes causes my body to feel as if it were breaking down. By the end of my lesson I feel accomplished and I know how much stronger I will become over time. Riding for…
This I Believe rough draft
I don't remember what we were fighting about or why my parents were yelling at me. I don't remember what I wore that day or how old I was or what song it was or even why I was so angry. I do recall only one thing: I remember storming off to the piano, inflamed, and proceeding to bang a song out on the keys. I remember crashing my fingers down into chord progressions, and my anger, amplified through the tune, pulsating like a stereo all through the…
our world sickness but is just in the process of being allocated out. I turn on the TV and the first thing I see on the news is “Breaking News: a car bombing in Libya has killed 23 and critically injured 27 others. An American soldier has unfortunately died in the explosion.” Sickening stories like these don’t affect us directly but Instead affect us emotionally. Guess what caused these grotesque crimes? The absence of equality. I am the type of person who wants to make a difference, who wants to make…
This I Believe
There has only ever been one thing I can truly say I have strongly believed in my entire life; the batman. Now, I’m not saying that I believe there’s a man running around a city wearing a batsuit defeating super villains on a daily basis, but that someone, as long as they put everything they have into life, can be a hero.
Batman was everywhere when I was growing up. He was on my notebooks, my toothbrush, my pajama pants.. I even had a batman costume (cape included) that I wore…