Magical Game

Zach - Birmingham, Alabama
Entered on March 4, 2009

I believe in magically delicious things and perseverance. Everybody loves magical things, and it makes it even better if it’s magically delicious. Magically delicious things are everywhere. One magically delicious thing is in a commercial and everybody likes things that are in commercials.

One magically delicious thing is Lucky Charms. I like Lucky Charms, and I remember when I saw my first Lucky Charms commercial. Some kids were chasing a leprechaun and they wanted some Lucky Charms. The leprechaun would run away, but he would run too fast and he would drop his cereal. Then the kids would take the cereal, and even though they got the food, they never stopped chasing the leprechaun, even though he always got away. The Trix rabbit chases after Trix all the time and he never gets food, but he keeps trying. I started to wonder why these characters kept chasing after a seemingly impossible thing to get when it hit me: they both had perseverance.

Everyone in the world has used perseverance, whether it’s in sports, work, or in life. Even I have used perseverance. I have used it in sports, mainly. One time I remember using perseverance in sports is when I had to pitch a whole championship baseball game. My arm was hurting and I wasn’t pitching well in the beginning of the game. My team was down by three and I felt bad. I went into the dugout at the end of the third inning, and I was disgruntled and in pain. I told myself to not get frustrated and to forget the pain in my arm. I went into the next inning and pitched amazingly, and my team was playing pretty well. My team went into the last inning ahead by three, and I knew we could win the game. I struck out the first batter, but the next two batters got on base. I was starting to get frustrated again, but I remembered that I needed to not get frustrated and to persevere. I struck the next batter out and forced a groundout to the last batter. My team had won the game! We were the champions because I had forgotten all the stuff that had happened in the beginning of the game, lived in the present, and didn’t give up on myself.

Perseverance is what helped me make it through the game. Perseverance is very important in the world; it’s what helps people get through life. I believe in perseverance, and magically delicious things.