This I Believe

Bethany - Skowhean, Maine
Entered on January 18, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30

Many people sit around sulking, thinking about how horrible

their lives are because they don’t have a new house or a new fast

car. I believe that people should value things like, their

relationships in there lives instead. One thing that people often

over look is that there is a least one person somewhere in this

world, he could be sitting right next to you or he could be millions

of miles away, whose life is worse than yours.

I believe that you could have everything in the world, a bran

new computer, or even a big screen but if you don’t have a

companion to share it with then everything that you have is

worthless. This is why I believe in companionship. When I think

about companionship, I think of family, friends, soul mates,

boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, their pets. I think of

people who care about other people’s feelings and ideas.

Companionship is about being loyal, being someone that others can

count on. In this way pets are good companions, because they are

always there for you. A pet is something that you can talk to and

that doesn’t talk back, doesn’t judge, it just lays there and listens.

Three years ago, when my grandfather was really, really sick , sick

to the point where he couldn’t even get out of bed, my

grandmother had to quit her job to stay home and take care of him.

She always made sure that he was cool or warm enough. She

would watch things on TV that she really had no interest in just to

keep him comfortable. At night she would sleep in the chair beside

him just so that he wouldn’t have to be alone. My grandfather

never got better. He died within a few months but he died

comfortable. My grandmother he faithful companion, never left his

side until she new for sure that my grandfather had passed.

I believe that material things like cars, computers, TVs, or even the

house you live in, aren’t worth anything if you don’t have someone

to share them with. I don’t go around sulking about what isn’t

meant to be, but I appreciate the people that I share my life with

because they are what matter to me in life. I am thankful that they

are in my life and that they are there to support me and the goals

that I have set for myself.