Using the Judge memorial Gale resource, I found a few things on what makes people happy. First, this may seem obvious but it is actually a pretty good deduction: we may increase our happiness levels by focusing on our strengths. We can then use these strengths to accomplish tasks and improve things around us. This gives us a sense of purpose and we see ourselves in a good way rather than just in our weaknesses and in our faults. Second, when we see someone we love, parts in our brain connected to happiness activate and thus, causes happiness.
For my project in english I am finding what makes people happy and why some people are happier than others. In the short time I have had to do research thus far I have found that people who take part in events that are self-endorsed. Having a sense of self-determination and pride makes people feel more accomplished and, ultimately, happy. Also, I briefly read something saying that people who express their gratitude to others more often are more happy. If people are grateful for what is given to them and what they have, they appreciate life more and, in turn, are more happy.
A couple of years ago my mom’s grandpa passed away , and my mom and family were crying at least for two weeks. My dad has been in the hospital for about a month and four weeks. I hate seeing him like how he is he had to get a cut on his neck to get a breathing tube down to his lungs to help him breathe better. The second day that he was in the Dominican hospital he stopped breathing. The doctors rushed him over to the emergency room. My mom was scared she called my and said your dad is in comma. i was terrified to hear that my heart was beating fast i was scared and worried.
So, I readed an article about the typhoon in Philippines, and it makes me very sad because there are thousands and thousands of people dieing. They need our help! I think maybe if we could help in some way, it would be really nice from us, Americans. It really surprised me when i read this quote from the article called "philippines Typhoon Survivors Desperate For Clean Water" that says, "Not only do survivors need to stay hydrated, they also need to be protected from waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhold." Just because of this natural disaster people are getting sick & dieing.
Hazel Lancaster has always hated support group. It's just a boring couple hours filled with cancer patients talking about their problems. Her mom makes her go though, since the cancer is making Hazel depressed.
One day, all of that hating changes. Hazel's glad to go to support group. She meets Augustus Waters, a metaphor-loving, cancer-free boy. They start hanging out and eventually, fall in love. Everything's going smoothly until Augustus finds out he has cancer again.
After reading book 1, Bigger is guilty for the murder of Mary Dalton because he considered on putting a pillow over Mary's head and slice her white throat with a blade as he described it in the book 1, But I believe he did this because he has gone through a lot with his life by going through thing that he don't like which are having to find a job to support his own family, planning on robbery with his friends, and having to be the main man of the house. He has to take more responsibility on the thing that goes in his head and now there is more pressure going through him.
Chapter four, "Looking for Work," in Gary Soto's Living Up the Street is interesting. Chango turns 9 years old. Chango's mom was hitting him. She is mean. I like when Gary says, "For weeks I had drunk kool aid and watched morning reruns of Father Knows Best whose family was so uncomplicated in its routine that i very much wanted to imitate it."
In Lou Kirchen opinion piece, "Bullying", from FOX6 WBRC-TV, the author writes a summary about bullying in which he explains that the bullies should be detected since they are little because if not they would become abusive adults. The victims should tell their parents before it gets worse. Lou talks more about prevention.
In Liza Long’s article, “I am Adam Lanzas Mother” Long, L. (2013) I am Adam Lanzas Mother. The Blue Review, [blog] 12/15/2012, Available at: http://thebluereview.org/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother/ [Accessed: 2nd January 2013]., the author really was trying to make a connection and really write upon the mothers experience on what happened to her child.
As for chapters 7,8 and 9 in “Something Girl” by Beth Goobie, things starts to get real juicy. Sophie was reminiscing on the days her dad never used to harm her and her mom. In chapter 7 her dad beats her real bad. Sophie left and went to her hideout. Her back was killing her she couldn't even move. Her friend jujube found her there and couldn't help but call an ambulance.
In “Something Girl” by Beth Goobie, this book is very interesting because today in life we have people going through what Sophie is going through in life. She gets abused by her father all the time. And her friend Jujube is the only one that really knows what’s going on. Sophie had came in from a date with her boyfriend and she was late for her curfew. So she was scared and when she got to the door her boyfriend dumped her for another girl in school. She was sad but she said that she knew that was coming.
The last thing you ever say to someone will be the least thing they ever remember about you. Your words will always count at the end. I never thought about what i could say until it was too late. I believe that last words are important and can’t be taken back.
Last words are the things that everybody takes time saying. They put a lot of thought into it and all of their heart. But what happens when its unexpected? Then you don’t get the chance to tell them everything on your mind before they go. Last words will always count in the end.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This doomed love/horror story is set in a post apocalyptic world overrun by zombies. Ralph, the narrator, has just watched a zombie bite his girlfriend, Viola. The story is called The Changing.
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He bites her.
Her eyes widen and she clutches her neck, fingering the shredded tissue with disbelief. This can’t be happening, I think. Not to her. She’s a survivor.
Reymundo who was getting beat by his stepfather Pedro is now joined by his mom. As he explains Pedro is uneducated and illiterate. Rey was doing math homework and a few minutes into it Pedro came in and saw what he was doing and just began hitting him about the numbers he was writing, poor Rey begged his mom for her help and she responded in kicks and extension cords, grabbing him by the hair and threatening his life.
Chapters 5-6 in My Bloody Life by Reymundo Sanchez, pages 23-42 talks about how after being so close with Jorge, Noel, and Julio faded because of new stepfather Pedro. After his mothers 2nd marriage had failed due to the job Emilio had and lost he began doing illegal things which later lead to his arrest. Pedro was an illegal lottery ticket dealer who was cool at 1st until his mother yet again had another child, a boy. His attitude changed drastically towards him since his mother yelled not to touch the girls.
My Bloody Life is crazy! It’s based on the author's life growing up. What kind of mother did he have? Why did he defend her after the things she let happen? He gets beaten every day of his life basically, and his mom is a stay-at-home and she mooches off the money her boyfriends and husbands make. She's a gold digger. All she really honestly cares about is her daughters and money. She obviously doesn't care about her son’s well being at all.
Why am I like this?
Why am I relieved when I wish you the worst?
Why when I take time to think about you, I think about your funeral?
I see myself standing at your grave doing stand up while laughing maniacally?
Then suddenly I stop and turn around to look at your grave once more before I leave, and I flip you off.
I laugh some more as I begin to walk away.
As I am walking, I feel at peace because no longer am I tied down by your existence.
But why do I still think of you even though I hate you?
I guess you will never leave me.
How are you doing? I’ve been better. These last couples of months have been hard on me; but you know that. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen you now. Almost a good two and a half years. How’s your baby, Trent? From the picture I’ve seen on Facebook, it looks like he’s getting big!
Anyways. Thank you for that letter you sent me back in December. Your letter on how hard your life has been. It’s such a big weight to know all of your deepest, darkest secrets. A weight; but not a bad weight. It makes me stronger, carrying it all the time. It makes me feel important.
I'm reading Anthony Turner's article, "Trayvon Martin, Unarmed and Innocent," and I agree with him all the way because he makes a lot of sense on what he wrote. I’m wondering how a grown man can take a young adult's life away just because he felt intimidated. In particular what I’m wondering about is why they haven't put the man who killed him in jail yet.
The book I have been reading is really interesting and good so far. I haven't read a whole chapter yet, but I believe it would be a very common topic in which for sure anybody could relate to it. In the world we inhabit, girls go through a lot of stuff involving getting raped by their own parent or a supposedly friend you would call. You cannot walk outside and make every man think you do not care about your life or that you don't know how to defend yourself.