Essay On Leaving A Legacy

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April ThurmanIvyTech 120-285September, 17, 2014My LegacyIn these past 35 years, I have learned so many of life lessons. Although, I'm still young and still working on being a better person; the experiences I have lived through have definitely helped to shape me into the person I am today. Some of my most prized life lessons are having learned compassion, patience, and lending a helping hand.One of the most important lessons I absorbed was to have compassion. My twin sister is a quadriplegic, and from a young age I was surrounded by people with mental and physical handicaps. It took me over a decade to understand her disability; I've always made a point ...view middle of the document...

I started dancing at the age of two. I found it fun and enjoyable. My mother enrolled me into a dance studio. It taught me how to communicate with others; managing my time with practice and performances became a must. Helping others rehearse the correct steps and moves enlightened me to a great feeling of accomplishment. I learned what it meant to be patient.I fulfill my dream on a daily basis. My step daughters talk all the time, as in, liking the sound of their voices. Understanding how to communicate helps me to know their needs and wants. I teach them to use their words; that is I can not help if I do not know what is happening. I always encourage them that nothing is impossible. An example of this is my six year old begged me for hours to take her training wheels off. I finally did. It only took her six hours to ride without them. Watching her be so determined to get it. She never gave up. Watching the excitement on her face made me realize that I had imprinted her with always trying and not giving up.I can not say for sure what my legacy will be. My hope is that all the children that have and will cross my path will take with them the knowledge. To have a good heart, to always help others in need, to respect themselves and others, to find peace in all things no matter how ugly they appear and be determined followed through with in seeing all entrusted things done. Follow my example of leadership, my wisdom, and faith in yourself. If I had to pick a quote to be remembered by it would be my own, "Just be your true self, be honest with yourself, and never give up."

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