Blessing In Disguise
I think that the NPR I believe project is a really good idea. It allows individuals from all
across the world to compare and contrast their core beliefs that get them by on a daily basis. I
never really thought about how I have core beliefs that actually do get me threw the day. The
ones that come to mind first would be my family, my health, and God. Over the years I have
realized that I have been blessed with many opportunity that I have occasionally taken for
I believe that my family plays the biggest role in my life. I lived in an apartment with 3 of
my buddies this past semester, and by the end of the semester I was feeling empty inside. I have
noticed that there is no better feeling then having the love and support of my family members.
Without them providing a roof under my head and leading me in the right direction I wonder
where I would be today. I really believe that my family has played the biggest influence in my
Secondly, I would like to appreciate the fact I was born a healthy baby. My health has
gave me the opportunity to succeed and participate in physical activity. I have a cousin who has
down syndrome who is a grade behind me and a senior at Wayland High School. Billy faces
more challenging obstacles on a daily basis then any of us could imagine. Being around his
company and spending time with him gives me a chance to escape reality and observe life in
someone else’s shoes who is a little less fortunate then the rest of us. Having a family member
with disabilities has made me recognize something that I will always be thankful for.
When I think in depth about who I am today. I believe that God is responsible. He is the
one who provides me with everything I have, and will receive in the future. Having God in my life at a young age has always been there to cath me when im feeling down. Although I may not
be the perfect child of god, I still no that he forgives and he will be the one who is always there
Writing this paper has really allowed me to touch base with who I really am. I am a
Kalamazoo Valley Community College student who has come a long ways and realized that my
life in general has been a blessing in disguise.