Have you ever seen a cat or dog on the streets with no one to care for ? Over 70 million cats alone are homeless. People always say taking care of a pet is like taking care of a baby, how would your heart feel seeing a child in need on the streets ? At age 5, I lived in Puerto Rico with my grandparents, mother and siblings. My grandparents back yard was full of dogs and birds. My grandmother would walk the streets taking dogs home , or birds when they’ve been wounded to help. When she couldn’t anymore she’d find them a home. I found a couple of dogs before and I’d take them home and show them what being cared for means. Plenty of times through my life, even now I still see animals suffering from abandonment, starvation and abuse.
I didn’t believe in aliens until I was abducted by them. I was put in some kind of contraption and I’m not sure what happened exactly, but it’s clear that I’m not where I was. Everything in 2016 is different, I don’t know if I’m in a different state or not but people are dressing differently and acting differently, and the cars, the cars are all different! I’ve been here for quite some time now and have noticed a lot of differences from where I lived in Oceanside, California in 1940. I’ve been transported to the year 2016 and there are so many things that have changed and evolved and among them are political, economic, social, and cultural changes.
“Do you like your job mom?” My son Matthew asks me casually looking up at me from his wooden desk chair. I’m working on cooking our family dinner and he’s currently working on a 10th grade essay, where he describes what he wants to become when he grows up. I always have thought that term “growing up” was funny, because through everything I certainly never have. I smiled down at him and answered “Yes, Matthew, I love it very much.” “Can I interview you about it please, it’s part of the assignment?” he replied. I nod and make my way over to the matching desk chair and sit down. “Just answer my questions about your job” He said. “Wait Matt, don’t you have to write this down?” “UGH mom this isn’t 2016, no one writes anymore. Gosh. My IPhone 17
It was a small thing, the bright green of youth. I planted it on the 3rd, in my freshman year, with the Green Thumb Club at my high school.
In this life everyone in the world has opportunities, especially people from United States. In this country everyone is able to find financial help, either from the government or organizations, for education (Scholarships, FAFSA), and for health (Obama care, financial assistance). Sadly, some people are lazy or they just can’t get the help.
“I dont know what i would have done without the cats” she said. “Shawn was working long hours and the pain was so extreme sometimes that i would just go to the bathroom and cry In the Last Meow Karen levering , co-owner of the cat along with Shawn, she explaind that even through tough times in karens life Lady, the cat gave her simple joy and was there to just comfort and lay down with her. Its the special attachment to pets that attracts us to wanting to spend more. Also to try to keep them alive as much as we can because in our own selfish needs , we want them alive to enjoy more simpke moments to guve us
The needs of others is always prevalent, however, the means to satisfy those needs can be eluding. Community service with the Feeding America Organization and volunteering at charity marathons have taught me two essential lessons, any contribution matters and never take anything for granted.
From just cooking a stranger a meal to be an aid to a neighbour financially,
the biggest struggle for Americans these days seems to stem from poverty, drugs, broken homes, rasicism/discrimination and so on. how lucky i am that i was raised in a loving, upper-middle class familyi’ve never had many friends. throughout elementary school, i’d spend every recess on the swingset because i didn’t want teachers seeing me wander alone and then make others kids play with me. their pity made me more uncomfortable than being alone. as time went on, things seemed to only get worse. middle school was horrible. i would come home everyday and just try not to cry. i’d never felt so alone in my life.
There is something wrong with our health care system. A lack of synchronization between doctors, hospitals, patients, and the government that generates inefficiencies. I did not realize this not until several years ago, when I had an sinusitis. It was so hard for me and my family because of my sinus problems. I wasn’t able to do my activities smoothly, I trapped in the hospital bed for weeks and couldn’t go to school. We were given a ton of paperwork that a guardian and I, the patient, were required to sign. The paperwork was either for hospitals or insurance. At that moment I thought, what exactly was the point of all the paperwork, in the digital era when all of it could be send and filled out through the internet? I believe many of the hospital
Helping those who need help is something that people should do. Giving their time to helping a cause that can better the world is worth it. Helping the people, overall will help the world. “"Service" can come in all sorts of forms and shapes. Service can be: doing volunteer work at a local non-profit organization, watching your friend's children if s/he has an emergency, and even giving some back an item to someone that they dropped” (McMillen). Time is something that everybody in the world can run out of eventually, but it is important that before it runs out we make good use of it. Helping, by offering your service can put your valuable time in good use. There shouldn’t only be one person helping, everyone that can time, should help. If there
Everyone at one point in their life experiences some sort of loss. Once you bring a pet into your home, they become part of the family. The unconditional love that you receive from them is the best thing ever. Like a child, you raise them, train them, and no matter what, they will always be a loyal, loving part of your family. So, the death of a pet, for some, can be a traumatic experience. You have so many feelings of loss and emptiness that is unexplainable unless you have gone through it
Ronald Reagan once said, “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” I think about this everyday. It seems that I, and everyone around me, is in a constant state of struggle. Over the years I have learned that it’s almost impossible to get though hard times alone. That its best to reach out for help.
When I was high school, I discovered Lostprophets. I bought The Fake Sound of Progress in 9th grade and loved it. As I got older, I would drive my mom’s station wagon and a hook up my portable CD player to the tape deck and bring along several CD’s when I would head out to hang with friends. I always had the following albums.
I have a general love for animals, but I specifically have an interest in cats. Their agility, grace, and independence is very captivating and beautiful. So, at seven-years-old, I believed I was ready to own some cats! My mother was a bit hesitant, and she told me that cats were a big responsibility, and I understood that. However, I was willing to take that challenge just to have two little furballs in our home. A month after the talk, I saw an ad in a paper talking about this animal shelter that had just opened up at Fashion Fair mall. Being small, emotional, and a cat-lover, you can imagine my determination of having a cat after the ad read “Many kittens and cats looking for a forever home. Adopt one today!” I took the newspaper and stomped