Youth Forward Scholarship 2019 – words to live

Name: Gabriela Martinez
From: Orlando, Florida
Grade: senior 12
School: Freedom high School
Votes: 0

to live

Sometimes the weirdest words
have the most meaning in our lives. For many, there are words that
hold feelings, secrets, mysteries, values, jokes and important
meanings. Each person has a different perspective of the meaning of a
word. In my case, the words that have more meaning for me are:
Mistakes, Patience and hope. They are not important to me for what
they mean, instead for how they marked my life.

To begin with, the first word
that has great meaning for me even if it seems weird because it is a
negative word, is “Mistakes”. This word for the world means
to be wrong and it is an action or judgment, but for me it means
“Learning” because life is all about evolution. What seems
like a mistake to others has been a milestone in my life. Even if
people have betrayed me, even if my heart was broken, even if people
misunderstood or judged me, I have learned from those incidents. We
are human and we make mistakes, but learning from them is what makes
the difference. In addition, mistakes are literally a way to start
from scratch but with knowledge, because once you learn what you did
wrong, you do not do it again unless you now have the exact knowledge
to do things with care.

One of the words that has most
been present in my life and has marked me, is “Patience”.
When people do not get what they want and when they want it, they
give up or they just lose their which is wrong because they do not
give time to time, they are not patient and having no patience
waiting for things you can lose of many good opportunities that could
enter your life and improve you as a person. This is why this word
has a lot of meaning for me, because throughout my life, I have had a
lot of patience with the factors that surround me every day and
thanks to this I have enjoyed many positive things in my life. I
always thank God for giving me the gift of being patient and positive
because that’s where the most wonderful things come from in life.

Finally, a word that has
marked my life in a very positive way is the “Hope”. This
word goes hand in hand with Patience, the two complement each other
very well and by joining and applying them in your life, and you can
find many open doors. Hope has helped me see the best in people and
the things that surround me. I am a human being and therefore my life
is not perfect and among the chaos that I have had in my life, having
hope has been my key to success because many see the worst of the
case when something bad happens in their life but what they do not
They know that despite everything we have to keep our heads up and be
positive, see the Good side of things because the bad can always
change drastically has something better and positive in your life.
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of
the darkness.”

In conclusion, these three
words have greatly influenced my life since I was little, and as I
have grown I have applied these words more in my day to day. We
always have to be positive, be strong, give time to time and have a
lot of confidence. Do not be afraid to fail, because you’re human and
you’ll learn from your mistake.

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