A Significant Influence on Me

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Brenda Velasco
English 4 CP
Christy Roberts
October 25, 2012
A SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE ON ME
A person who has a significant influence on me is my mom, Carmen Juarez. My mom has become one of my top role models, although life has been tough on her and has not been exactly the way she would like for it to be, she always makes the best of it. Tough situations are what have made her into the person she is today. For seventeen years now she has taught me many things from learning the basics of life like talking to more in depth things such as respect and how to become an independent woman. My mom has taught me that family and friendship should be valued deeply, that right decisions should be made and to never let someone change you. Most of the people that have the opportunity of knowing my mom would say the same thing about her, that she is very dedicated to her family. She is caring, kind-hearted and loving. As any other family we have our ups and downs but my mom always wants the best for us and looks for new ways for us to become a better united family. I observe her day to day sometimes blissful other times thoughtful and solemn, but when it comes to talking to her daughters she always knows how to put on her best smile and words of wisdom. They are days when I watch her as she struggles to get enough to pay the rent and bills, but in the end she always figures everything out to not let us worry. She has taught me to never show my weaknesses to others, that no matter how bad I could feel to always put a smile on my face and give the best of me in everything. Above all my mother is the person that has influenced me the most also because she has illustrated to me to learn that my opinion matters. She has this saying that motivates me to be myself. Do not be afraid of what others say, and feel free to express your feelings and thoughts of course with a polite and inoffensive manner. For these many reasons my mom is the person who has had and continues to have...
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