For this Blog Log, I chose another This I Believe Essays. Click here to read the essay.
What interested me in this essay was that it was all about forgiveness. The author had to deal with someone who had changed her life forever, but she found it in her heart to be able to forgive them. The choice of words that the author used was so inspiring that it made me really think about how some people in this world do make mistakes, and it is so much better to forgive them instead of hating them forever. The author used the words “the true value of life” to illustrate her essay which I think was really what sparked my attention to this essay, because it is really important to be able to move on from events that have happened in the past to have a happier life. In relation to the human condition, I believe it is important to forgive others for mistakes that they have made in the past in order to be able to stay a good society.
In PE, we got into a group and we came up with a line/square dance that we presented to the class.
Cana-Quoi? was a project that I did for Sciences Humaines 9. In this project, I drew 7 different maps of North America and how changed over the years from 1756 -1815.
For this assignment, I took one of the “This I Believe Essays” called Pennies from Heaven, click here to read the essay.
I really enjoy reading stories about people that have died but are still in the minds of their loved ones. When I saw the words “Someone told me angels leave pennies to remind you they are with you.” (paragraph 10) in this essay, I instantly wanted to read it and see what the author meant when he illustrated that. I noticed that he addressed the pennies almost as if they were people, and he never called them just pennies, he would always find another way to describe them. It was as if each and every penny was special to him. This essay reminded me about a television show I used to watch when I was younger. The show was about teaching younger kids how to understand what death really is. In the show, there was a man that said that even if someone that we love dearly has died, it does not mean that they are not here with us and that there is no way we can communicate with them. If we keep them in our hearts and minds, they will always be with us. For me, the author expressed his connection with his former wife in an exceptional way, and it gives off the feeling that his wife is still with him, even if she is in heaven.