top-rated free essay

Lesson Learn

By kingtimmy Oct 13, 2013 673 Words

Lesson learned
There was a long period of time in my life when I did not care about anything but myself. It took me until the last brief moments of my grandfather’s life to start caring about others. It took until January of 2013 to stop taking people I care about for granted. During my elementary, and junior high, and high school years, especially high school, is where I took just about everything to heart and started to appreciate the help he was doing for me with little in return. My grandfather was not always a cheerful man as long as I can remember. That all changed one fateful day when my grandmother past away in the winter of 2003. He made a promise to her before she died and said, ‘That he was going to change his selfish ways.” At the start of third grade or second grade, I started to use his kindness for my own benefit. Knowing he would always say “yes” I would always ask him for toys, candy, ice cream, etc. Back then I thought it was the job of the grandparent to basically cater to their grandchildren. It was my seven grade year in junior high I had a teacher who was not my teacher outside of school. With no degree in teaching he can teach the course as if he has been teaching for years. My grandfather helped me with all my US history homework that year. A man who lived through two wars, Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and President Kennedy assassination was a walking history book. Anything that happened in the twentieth century was right in my backyard without me ever realizing it: that he was a history book with vast knowledge of this country in twentieth century. However, he had a story about his old days I would get up and leave. By never really listening to him, people said, I was quite disrespectful towards him: I basically did what I wanted, and I did not care. High school was the biggest time in life when I regretted mistreating my grandfather the most. Even though I spent the most time with him then I feel as though was not there. Every time when I needed a ride he was a call away and was always right there waiting on me. For example I had basketball games my freshmen year and he would bring me to all those games and would actually stay the whole time and cheer me on. Now, to think about it he was always there behind the scenes helping me out even when I was down. When I was mad one day he just came by me and tapped my shoulder and said ’ManMan, this life is too short to be mad, spiteful, and the Grinch because everything goes by in the blink of an eye. Just smile and laugh at every situation and at the end it will be ok.” What he said did not really hold any weight at that time. I just put it in the back of my mind. I found out exactly what he meant at the beginning of this year when he passed away so suddenly. The events with my grandfather made me start appreciating the things and people right in my front yard. I took him for granted all the way to the end and thought he would be around forever and thought I had time. Like he told me, life is too short. You are here today and gone tomorrow and I did the opposite and let my opportunity slip right through my hands to get to him better. I learned from this is that nobody is here forever and never take anybody for granted even if it is your enemy, or family. You will never know or realize how great of an impact he or she made on your life before it is too late. All I can say is it’s not worth the pain or grief of a “what if.”

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • lesson plan for grammar

    ...Cambridge CELTA Lesson Plan Teacher Lesson focus Tutor Date Level Minutes TP # Daphne Grammar Practice Jill Bings 7/4/2014 Upper-Intermediate 40 2 Class Profile Material and or References 8-10 ladies Materials: Coursebook New Headway Upper Intermediate Soars OUP Page 8 Exercise 3 & 4 Lesson A...

    Read More
  • Lessons from the Classroom

    ...Lessons from the classroom My decision to pursue the CELTA qualification was based on my understanding that it is the first step many teachers take to a long and rewarding career in teaching English to adults all over the world. Realistically, I don’t expect to leave at the end of this course having become a great teacher. I only expect to ...

    Read More
  • Lesson Plan

    ...Region IV – A CLABARZON Dvision of Lipa Lipa City, Batangas LESSON PLAN IN HELE 4 I. OBJECTIVES At the end of learning session, the pupils are expected to: A. Identify the factors that may affect personal appearance. B. Explain the importance of each factor in everyday living. C. Observe and practice health ha...

    Read More
  • Lesson Plan

    ...DIVISION OF EDUCATION Lesson Plan | Teacher Candidate:Carl Huber | Course:SED 380 | School: | Grade:2nd grade | Subject(s): Math | Total # ofStudents: | # Students with IEP’S: | Observed by: | Date and Time: | Lesson Summary (Purpose an...

    Read More
  • Lesson Plan

    ...Lesson Plan for Lesson III Subject Science Class Third class Date 25th of May 2013 Time Ten o’clock to seven minutes past ten Strand Living things Strand unit Human life Lesson Experiments on the heart. Materials/resources Colouring pencils, coloured paper, scissors, kitchen paper cardboard, sellotape, jar, balloon, skewer, ...

    Read More
  • Sample Daily Lesson Plan @ Pup

    ...Polytechnic University of the Philippines COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Sta. Mesa, Manila DAILY PREPARED LESSON PLAN Area: Clothing Date: Prepared by: Christine C. Garcia I. TARGETS: At the end of the lesson, the students should be able to: 1. Identify and apply the proper clothing combination that the students may use for thei...

    Read More
  • detailed lesson plan

    ...A LESSON PLAN FOR ELEMENTARY ENGLISH V I. OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson the pupils shall be able to: a.) Identify adverbs of time b.) Use appropriate prepositions in a given sentences c.) Actively participate in the activities II. SUBJECT MATTER: Adverbs of time REFERENCE: Fun in English, Language Textbook I, pp. 216-217 MAT...

    Read More
  • Movie Lesson Plan

    ...Movie Lesson Plan Ideas Ways to Effectively Use Movies in Class Including movies in your lessons can help enhance learning and increase student interest levels while providing direct instruction on the topic at hand. While there are pros and cons to including movies in lesson plans, there are ways that you can help ensure that the movies ...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.