Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Happiness

What makes me happy is other people's happiness and people who have been there for me. Happiness is very important because it makes you have a warm feeling in you and happiness can be indescribable because you can express happiness through laughter, joy, tears, and other things. Happiness can be caused by the smallest thing. You can make a person happy just by saying a compliment or a simple hello. When we're happy, we forget about all the bad things, which is a good thing. A lot of people are always happy due to them having a positive view of everything, but some have happiness for a short while. So many people are unhappy because their happiness is temporary. Most of the time they're sad because they have had a bad day or past and it has affected them in a negative way they're afraid to be happy again. Those people who are mostly unhappy sometimes can't control the sadness in them. But when they're happy it makes them feel a little bit more joy in their lives.  We all need happiness to feel like a person. The people who are unhappy are the ones who need happiness the most. But even the most happiest person can be the most unhappiest person.  The secret to getting happiness is to be with the people you love because they enjoy being with you and maybe you're also the reason why they're happy. We all have happiness and when we don't, we need to find it because happiness can be found if we search for it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Grit

We usually show grit when we're determined about something. Grit is important in our lives because we have all shown grit either in a career or a certain subject. Grit can help us get through tough decisions that we might have. My mother had shown grit when she was younger. She always wanted to go to a University and as soon as she graduated from High school, she had gotten a scholarship to SDSU( San Diego State University). She had shown grit about going to a University ever since she was in High school.  Martin Luther King Jr. showed grit. He showed grit when it came to his "I have a dream" speech. he received death threats but he still continued following that dream. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't afraid to show his grit about giving rights to colored people.  Grit is always with us, we just got to find what keeps us persistent. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Favorite Place

My favorite place has to be my room because that's the only place where I can be myself and express myself. When you walk in, all you see is my stack of teddy bears on my bed and my drawings. When I open the curtains the entire room has light and when the wind is blowing you can feel the breeze. I have a picture frame by my door that says "Love is the tie that keeps this family together". In my room, there is a tiny shelf where I keep my piggy bank which I named Mr. Bacon, my lotions, and a picture of me and my older brother when we were toddlers. I have three paintings I painted myself right next to my bed and a drawing of my name on the top of my tiny shelf with photo booth pictures I took with with family and friends. When I walk in my room, it feels fresh and it feels relaxing because as soon as I close the door I can be me and the feeling is indescribable. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Out Of Your Comfort Zone

We all have comfort zones and sometimes it's good to get out of that zone. I have left many of my comfort zones so I could accomplish new things. Most of those things were good because it has changed me and my characteristics. I don't challenge myself like how I used to when it comes to getting out of my comfort zones. Before I started high school, I woke up around 7 and I got used to waking up at that time. Now that I'm in high school,  I wake up at 5 in the morning to get ready, clean my room, and help my mom take care of my little brother. What I learned from that experience is that most of the time, it's good to get out of your comfort zone because you can do many things. Once I had tried to take cold showers for 30 days because its better for you and within two days I had to go back to my comfort zone because I wasn't used to it and what I also learned from that experience was in order for me to get out of my comfort zone, I had to do things that I'm not used to. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

My Life As A Reader

My life as a reader has impacted my life is a positive way. I don't really read as much as I used to before because of past experience. I was always behind everybody else when it came to reading and I would get made fun of by my classmates. When I was in the first grade, I remember when I read a book all by myself and I was so proud that I was able to do it and the book was about bats and I read it over and over again to where I memorized some of the words. That day was one of the best days of my life because I was finally able to read big sentences.My favorite books where and are "The Giving Tree", "No David, No", "Green Eggs And Ham", "Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls", and "The Outsiders".  Currently I am reading "The Dead and The Gone" by Susan Beth Pfeffer. This book is about how the moon got hit by a meteor and moved it closer to Earth. Since the moon is closer to the Earth, it is causing floods, power outages, and tidal waves. With all these disasters happening, people are robbing ans looting stores. This book, in m opinion, in very interesting because this could probably happen in real life too. Now that I'm older, I am reading more and improving and it still has a positive impact. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Learning By Imitaion

When we learn, we imitate the people around us. Many people imitate people identities because they don't know their identities. An example would be how we imitate fashion trends or peoples actions. When I was younger, I would imitate my older brother, I used to look up to him and imitate all the things he did like ride the bike, play Guitar Hero, play Pokemon, and go to school with him even though I wasn't in school yet. Now that I'm older, I try to imitate the famous role models who don't even know their own identities and that doesn't help, so I try to imitate their looks and their style. Sometimes, when I imitate them, I realize that I shouldn't be imitating people who don't know their own identities so I do my own things so I could increase my identity. Many people don't realize their identities are important so they imitate other people to have some sort of identity in some sort of way. We all imitate to learn something we didn't know before and that's been creating parts of our identities.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"The Beauty Of Being A Misfit" TED Talk

Lidia Yuknavitch shared her experience of being a misfit for more than half her life. This video showed me that many people are misfits and that they are all around us, we just haven't noticed. Lidia also made me realize we are all misfits at some point of our lives. She taught me that we are a misfit when we want to fit in badly, I am considered a misfit because I try so hard to fit in with my friends and family.  Yuknavitch has experienced horrible travesties but she told her story about being a misfit and that has encouraged others to speak about it. Yuknavitch said that we have the ability to reinvent ourselves endlessly, that's our beauty. "The Beauty Of Being A Misfit" can teach us many things we didn't know and this video has taught me that we are all misfits in our own ways.

"The Beauty Of Being A Misfit" link:
 https://www.ted.com/talks/lidia_yuknavitch_the_beauty_of_being_a_misfit?language=en