My Favorite Teacher
Throughout life, I have had many teachers. My favorite teacher and
the one who has impacted my life the most, was not a math or English
teacher but, my grandfather. Even though my grandfather, J.W., is no longer
alive, he taught me well. The most important things I have learned from him
were never to give up, to be honest and to follow my beliefs. For these
reasons, my grandfather was my favorite teacher.
First, he taught me one of life’s most important things was never to
give up. My grandfather always led by example and demonstrated to me that
through hard work and determination, I could accomplish anything. For
example, my grandfather helped me become the person I am today by
teaching me through his true-life experiences. When he was faced with
difficult times, he would pray to God to have strength, to carry on. Through
each trial and tribulation, that life placed in front of him, my grandfather
never gave up. My grandfather would often express that the way he learned
to cope with everyday life was not always easy.
Growing up, there were many financially difficult times and everyday
problems that I thought I would never make it through, but under no
Circumstances, my grandfather would ever let me give up. My grandfather
encouraged and made me see strengths that I did not know I possessed.
Second, my grandfather often preached about being honest. He
always believed in doing the right thing, when it came to honesty. He used
to tell me that being honest was the most abundant thing in life. When being
honest I can be trusted, whereas telling a lie I would become a liar, then I
could never be trusted. He told me integrity defined goodness and decency
Within a persons character.
My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher and often taught me to
follow my beliefs. He lived by the Bible and...