I believe in caring and goodness

Jackson - Woodland Park, Colorado
Entered on November 20, 2008

I believe in the idea of brotherhood and family. I believe that people can be family and yet not be related at all.

I am a high school student and I have recently been injured from sports. My teammates have been constantly asking me how I am doing and what is happening. First I was a little annoyed because people kept asking the same questions but then I realized that I should not be annoyed because all these people care for me. They worry for me and a couple of them worry even more than I do. Of course these people ask me because these people care about how I am. There are the few worrying because they want me back for football but the majority of people care.

With all these people caring about me it is pushing me to work harder on recovering. I really just can’t wait to get the surgery and get to rehab because of how much hope all these people have given me.

Just a month ago I was hit in a football game and was wondering if I would be able to play ever again. I was extremely depressed and worrying about what would happen to me. Doctor’s visit after doctor’s visit they kept saying that I have torn my ACL and maybe both of them. I kept thinking if I would be able to play football my senior season. Throughout this time some things in my personal life even were falling apart and yet I am not depressed. I feel reborn not because of some crazy thing like nothing can get worse because things can get a lot worse but I feel good because of all the people that love me, care for me, and worry for me.

There are some many more people that deserve this care including children that are starving here in the United States, the people being killed in Africa, or just someone who has no family to care for them. I just hope that people everywhere will have this kind of care sometime in theirs lives because I believe that people are generally good and I believe that all these people are my family.