Over-Coming Troubles

Adam - Little Falls, New Jersey
Entered on March 11, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: illness

All people go though hard times and sometimes its harder then what other people have to go thorough. I believe that going through hard times means that something good is going to happen next. Difficulties should not make us sad or frustrated, but they should be an opportunity to prepare us for harder times.

For example, I wasn’t doing well in school. I used this difficulty to my advantage, and eventually I got better grades. Perhaps I learned this important lesson from two special women. Doing better in school isn’t even close to what my aunt and my grandma have to go through. They both have cancer, and my aunt is undergoing chemotherapy. They are the ones who are truly having a hard time but they are getting through the day with their heads held high saying “I can beat this cancer”. Both truly believe that times are ahead for them. Now I’m not saying that they are the only ones with problems.