This I Believe

A - Napoelon, Ohio
Entered on February 16, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe life should be full of fun and thrills. Fun and thrills are a part of life, and life would be boring without it. Like when I go canoeing. That’s a lot of fun, but there can be thrills involved in canoeing too. When I was young, my family and I went on a canoe trip, I had a bag of candy corn, and I was thrilled when the fish ate the candy corn I threw to them. It was also interesting when our canoe tipped. My brother and I stayed in the canoe still throwing candy corn to the fish. I believe that people should get out in the wilderness to explore and be amused by it. There are so many events that happen in nature that can be a lot of fun.

Fun and thrills can especially be found at amusement parks. When I rode the Mantis at Cedar Point for the first time I was very nervous because it’s a stand-up roller coaster, and it also happens to be the biggest stand-up loop roller coaster in the world. When I looked at the first hill and the giant loop, I could feel the butterflies in my stomach. The butterflies eventually went away, and through the whole ride I was laughing because it was so much fun. I was so thrilled that at the end I wanted to go again. I believe that people have to take that thrilling chance and try something that they thought they never would do. In the end they might have the time of their life and continue the fun with others.

There was another time when I went hiking at Hocking Hills with my friends. We had so much fun. Just walking the trails and wondering if we would ever make it to the caves. Along the way we took random pictures. When we finally reached the caves, we felt as though we walked a whole day. At the caves we climbed the rocks and took more pictures. It was a fun and exhausting day.

The little things also can have fun and thrills such as flying in an airplane. When I rode in a plane for the first time, I was a little weary. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect on the take off and landing. Gaining speed to take off was so much fun. I felt like I was in a race because of the speed the plane was going. When we landed; I couldn’t wait to fly again. I was thrilled with flying. I believe some people don’t want to fly because of things that happened to airplanes, but they will never know the trill and the fun until they take the chance and go for a ride.

Some things that go on in life are fun and thrilling. We need fun and thrills to survive because if we don’t have these good times life would be pretty boring. Thrills and fun can be found in big things, but they also can be found in the little things also.