Always Keep Your Head Up Essay

938 words - 4 pages

Leanne Ruiz
English 12 AP
October 6, 2008
Always Keep Your Head Up

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston Churchill. I am the optimist Winston Churchill is referring to in this quote. If you were new to my school and you wanted to know more about me, any student you ask would tell you that I am the tall, loud, funny, cheerleader who never notices the bad side of life. Living with an older brother and a single mother, I have dealt with hardships in regards to family matters, school, and just common everyday problems. However, I am not one to read into the difficult times; I would rather ...view middle of the document...

Being optimistic about these certain situations helped me understand one thing; not everything in life comes with ease, but remaining positive is the only way that things will not keep you down.
Although high school students come from different backgrounds, cultures, and ways of life, we all share one thing in common: challenges. My mother was there for me through every endeavor I have faced and helped me keep my head up and remain positive. All the times I have been upset, let down, and depressed, my mom was there helping me cope with each predicament as I stepped up to it. She has taught me, or led me to learn on my own, how to be positive and optimistic about every challenge I face. I trust what she teaches me, not just because she is my mother, but because of all the problems she has had to deal with in her life. I consider myself to be a really lucky girl; I get to look up to a woman who has not only overcome more challenges than me and my brother combined, but also raised us well as a single parent. My mom makes me proud to be her daughter. We even encounter challenges we must work through together. She has a way of addressing problems that has taught me to love challenges. I feel that the only way I can mature and grow as a person is by meeting challenges. Remaining positive through challenges is the only way to keep those challenges from breaking me down.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by any means, just keep on...

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