The Best Gift in Life

Grace - Houston, Texas
Entered on November 10, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

There is nothing more precious than life, and for that, I believe every thing shouldn’t be taken which such easy consent. Depending only through mere faith, I took note how I casually overlooked an appreciative person’s existence one memorable day, and therefore, I learned a belief that shaped my perspective of how every mortal’s life should not be taken for granted but treated with a degree of respect.

Unhappily, waking up one afternoon on a peculiar Saturday, I noticed that the ambiance present in the house was something different than the norm which slowly crept through my veins as the idea slowly slithered its way into my profound knowledge. The chunks of the puzzle fit instantly as two pale-like faces shot with hysteria caught me, hinting that something wasn’t wrong, someone was in pain. My brother was in the emergency center undergoing surgery, and I pondered, how such random occurrences can pick my only brother. Swayed that I could have experienced a death in my life, I was in alarm of how easily someone can vanish away from my existence in such a sudden rate. After two days, my brother was released from the hospital; the sight of seeing him with a face expression of pure joy convinced me that life pinpointed one of the basic human needs in life, to feel worth something. Bearing in mind the remembrance my brother was in true happiness, I learned and accepted the reality that I wanted to help out other people, to simply respect them, to show them their importance they have in my life. I began to volunteer any place that I could get hold of, such as the consulate, church, neighborhood, hospital, and even attending hangouts where my old friends are present. And through it all, I felt creditable of my life just by impacting the worth of someone’s life through hearing their laughter or seeing their smiles.

From the day on my brother got home in good condition, I spent supplementary time with everybody I knew and always gave a warm grin wherever I was walking on my two feet. Now, I know that presenting respect to the people in my life is the best gift I can truly give without taking things for granted.