“Sports are a tool to learn life’s great lessons” or “a coach 's job is to learn how to love his/her athlete equally” are great examples/ goals to achieve, but sometimes these are the hardest things to do and it doesn’t work out as well as you expect it to be. Some athlete seriously considers to quit a sport that they are really talented in and could make a living out of, because of their most closest people like their parents or coaches. While I was reading through “The Power of a Coach” section of the book what I noticed was that some of the events that happened in the book, happened to me and my close friends as well. Some of the events happened during my soccer practices and some happened to me during track practices. The first time I felt a connection while I was reading this book was when the author was talking about the genders and how it can affect the athlete and the sports environment and how the coach said these discouraging yet words or behavior that a coach shouldn 't do .
The message that was interpreted was to cherish your loved ones, especially elders. Cherish the time remaining time you have with them and don’t waste it on greed and not showing respect. No matter what they do and what they say, they always love you and you should show the same love back to them. The grandfathers folk tale really shows this message since he was first mistreated and soon, his son and son’s wife realized they were wrong all this time to be treating him the way he was being treated. In the abuelitos poem, the author shows that he is sick and doesn’t feel as if he is loved, but they author makes him feel loved through the words she decides to
His father that he may come off a bit rude, overly pressures Dylan. But him and Akeelah benefit off of each other help Akeelah and help her spell a word that she got wrong. She missed a word on purpose so she can let Dylan win when she knew the correct spelling. She did this out of the kindness in her heart because she wanted him to be able to please his father. But Dylan did want to take the win because he wanted her to try her best.
Daniel is also reunited with a former friend, BECCA JANES (30’s). It’s clear that Daniel has feelings for her. Daniel decides to stay and reinvent his life, but he has reoccurring memories of the war. Trying to move on, he takes over his brother’s job as coach. Eventually, he decides that the town needs to heal.
I was nervous because I was by myself, but I was also confident because I knew I needed to be their leader. A good leader is asking for help when they need it and I did just that. I asked the juniors if I missed any commands or anything that was important. Now, Harloff and Webb are taking away SmartMusic which is a program that helps us learn our music. Sydney and I will now have to create a Facebook page for the flutes.
I wake up telling myself I’m going to win and I tell the chance of failure to get out of my way. I will admit, school isn’t my favorite because of the way society has changed, a lot of people are rude and think things should be given to them for free. Society is a give me what I want or watch me misbehave system now and I personally can’t stand it. That is why hanging out at the fire station is my favorite thing to do when if I were still in my freshman year I’d just sit at home. I get to be with like-minded people who are my best friends and do what I love while giving the
First Time Driving I’ve always had a slight fear of driving. But my mom and dad pushed me to try driving officially without the “help” from my older brother. Which was my very first time driving, which did not go well, but once I tried with my dad’s help I felt very comfortable driving. Now that I feel comfortable driving and knowing what I need to do, I’m more excited about driving. People should not assume, or make a final decision on something when you have never done it, things are not always what they seem.
Twice in my life, I have been offered drugs by two of my relatives and more than twice in my life, I have said no to things that may seem alluring. See, my parents are of good morals and high standards which is one of the reasons why I am who I am today. They’ve always tried their best to give my siblings and I all we need. They don’t always understand my need for school and knowledge but they do understand that they don’t want me to fall into a world that only loses its
I discovered an interest in speech therapy and archery and rekindled my passion for volunteer work and art. What my freshman-sophomore self refused to do was essential to my own downfall: without finding myself in friends, family, and serving others I would not be the happier person I am now. Recovery from a change in routine was not the easiest, but it was very possible. When my father was taken away from my family due to unfortunate circumstances, I was also given me the opportunity to mature earlier than others. The tragedy that afflicted my family and childhood could have been prevented, but the experiences and knowledge I gained was necessary for me to become adaptable, independent, and realizing the importance of having loving friends and
This interest in world history propelled me to study harder and later into the night so as to avoid disappointing grades. But more importantly I felt a strong connection with my classmates, everyday was a new inside joke and several off-topic discussions and total disruption of the class by one (or more) students. Leaving that class would have been sad, one because I would feel I bailed out while they persevered through the class, but also because through that class I made some of my best friends, and have some of my favorite memories of high school. Honors World History was one of the hardest classes I have taken at Nashoba, and my grades would have probably been better if I had dropped to a lower level, but I continued with this challenging class because I loved my class, the teacher and the material, and because of that class I was able to pursue a variety of classes and
Grant organizes the visit, and even the children themselves give Jefferson gifts. It’s important that Jefferson didn’t realize how many visitors he’d have—Jefferson doesn’t realize how many people love him and defend him. He seems to treat this knowledge as an impetus to behave with even more courage and dignity—thus, he waits to cry until everyone’s left, showing his self-control and selflessness. He is recognizing and embracing his importance to the community. In a way, Jefferson has been building up to this moment throughout A Lesson Before Dying.
By the end of the semester, she would like for the membership to double. Of course, Christina Funk had doubts about her organization. “I was afraid that people wouldn’t be interested and that it would be unbalanced because you need was much mentor as you need pups,” she stated. On the contrary, she has members thanking her because mentors are developing leadership skills and the mentees have way more ease going into
Speaking for myself, I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir and would recommend it to anyone. While Sheff recounts books that he had read about dealing with an addict, he says it, “showed [him] that it is possible to love a child who is lost” (11). This stuck out to me, as it shows the definition of unconditional love. Nic brought his family, or more importantly his father, to hell and back multiple times, but Sheff never fully gave up on him or stopped loving him, despite the pain he put them through. Throughout the memoir, Sheff’s need for Nic to become sober increases and with this, the raw desperation is also shown as he says he, “wish[es] for a near miss for Nic” (274).
But, then I realize I need to do it because they had faith in me and I should follow through. I think back when I lose confidence and think I can not do something. When I did the talent show (actually did this song) I thought I could not do it, but after I got on stage I realized I could do it. Just like in the quote I lost confidence but then I knew I could do it. “Get back up again” by Anna Kendrick is a song where the singer is forced to make a decision that is not easy, which makes me think about the tough decision ahead of me and how they can actually make you more confidante and benefit you in the