My mother has inspired me to give back to my community, and always to help my neighbor. What makes volunteering so special to me is that I have such a tremendous impact on someone else’s life by doing something that is so straightforward. Also, as senior class president, I am a leader and is counted upon by many. Mainly, my mother has made me the person I am today. She credits these characteristics to the excellent education she has received at The Pennsylvania State University.
She is inspirational, strong and passionate in what she does and works for, as I strive to be myself. However, I believe one of my best qualities is my caring nature towards others, which lets them look to me for help or guidance. I often take on the “group mom” persona, this entailing being willing to help those around me with any problems they have, physical or emotional. People tend to trust me and my guidance, and listen to what I have to say.
My mother believes in me when I doubt and don't believe in myself. She has made so many sacrifices for me and I will do anything for her. When I was younger I were ungrateful and did not fully understand all that she did for me. Now that I have become older and I have experienced some things I am so appreciative of my
My mom had to grow up very quickly and help take care of her younger brother and sister. Because of what my mom went through at such a young age, she has gained a tremendous amount of strength emotionally, which has helped me out at times when I was feeling down and needed someone to be there. Generosity, is the second characteristic
Something that contributes to how I define myself is the babysitter I had as a child. Her name was Janina Kolanek, we called her Jean, and she was a polish immigrant. She taught me a whole load of life lessons, both directly and indirectly, that shaped me into the person I am today. Jean didn’t necessarily have the best life. She was a prisoner of war in the Holocaust as a child and she never saw her family again after that.
This has helped her overcome so much heartbreak, from losing my dad, my sister, and my brother to her own health issues and through it all her faith has never been shaken. I look at my mother with nothing less than amazement. After my dad had his heart attack and could no longer work my mom never failed to provide for all her children, we didn't have a lot but we always had enough. This made me such a humble and grateful person, and I never take anything I have for granted.
If someone is less fortunate, she will do whatever she can to help him or her out. She has taught me how to be a giving person. On Sunday afternoons, we would make cards at the church to take to the nursing home. It was so amazing to see the elderly’s faces light up with joy when we came to visit. In school, I was able to participate in canned food drives and toys for tots because my mom would buy me things to take to school for the less
And when things get harder or easier for me in life the things that he taught me I will always remember and never forget them this gave me a huge understanding of the people that just wanna become better, and those who dont wanna get better and achieve nothing. This goes from my intro from In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle. This shows how the captain of the team was pushing the team, and my personal mentor would be my coach on the way he pushed my team to finally win a state championship from the last state title being over 30 years ago
Some of good qualities my mom has is that she is very generous and is very kind to everyone. My mom is very important in my life because without her i would not be here. She has taught me so much and has always encouraged me to do the things that make me happy. The quote my mom lives by is treat others as they want to be
She always does anything she can to ensure that I and everyone else in my family and her own friends are a safe and comfortable. She has also effected the way I have changed from the time I was a child to now. If she was not the person I know her to be then I guarentee that I would not be the same person I am today. When I was a child I did not care about the consistencies of things and now I understand that everything I do and change will end as something different.
Lani: I was helping for someone’s project for COMM 245; I was in the video lab, in the studio. I was on campus and decided to contact everyone I knew who comes to the school. I remember I sent out a snap saying guys I think there is a shooting, be careful and then I started sending out individual texts to people making sure they were okay, like hey are you good? Stay out of an area. I didn’t know how many people were getting shot. I just knew it’s not good and that we have to be careful. At first, the campus was like we are unsure, just be careful, and then it took some time till I finally got an email that said stay on campus and were held there for about two hours, I just kept recording.
When I think about the person I am today I think about the people that have helped raise me. We all grow up with different experiences, environments, lifestyles, and people in our lives who help shape who we are. One person that has made a big impact in my life would be my nana and her name is Bea Wilson. She has been in my life since the moment I was born. My nana has shown me that you can make something good out of bad situation.
I used to be so oblivious. I would attend school every day and criticize my surroundings, little did I know how much I actually had. Come junior year, I observed a flyer for a club called S.A.L.T. (Student-Athlete Leadership Team), it seemed interesting to me so I decided to fill out an application. During our first meeting at 6:45 in the morning, Coach Jones, the head of the club, explained, “I did not cut anyone since you will cut yourself, you will give up and you will not want to put the work in, so you will stop coming. As a result, I will know who our leaders are”. That proclamation was something that genuinely made me think.