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Smooth Seas: A Short Story

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One thing my mom always says is that ”Smooth seas do not produce skilled sailors.” The more I’ve thought about it, the more these have become my words to live by. Through the ups and downs of my life, especially in these stressful teen years, my hard times have opened up new opportunities that have shaped me into the person I am and willl become. One principle ,though, has rang true for me and has daily impacted my decisions and interactions with others: I believe that as one door closes, another one opens.
I was 8 years old, it was a normal weekday night and I slowly drifted to sleep under my fuzzy green blanket with the rip in it, no knowledge of what was to come soon after I fell asleep. The next minute I was frantically woken up by my mom, hot tears rolling down her cheeks. Then I got the news, “Luke…” She paused, not even able to
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This event shaped my compassionate side and now I can use my words and actions to help lift up others when things just aren’t going their way. I’m able to encourage others and also feel for them because I myself, have walked in their shoes too. I can love others as I am called to and help them see the light at the end of the tunnel through the compassion and sympathy I have in my heart. This side of me may have never come out if I hadn’t experienced the loss of my amazing uncle. God, through his perfect plan for my life, has timing and reason for everything that has happened and will happen in my life. Growning up in my fun-loving family, my childhood was consumed by sports. ESPN on the TV non-stop, countless practices, games that my brothers and I had every day of the week. Sports was my life. Until one day during the 8th grade track season my back just had it with me. I just decided to blow it off and keep running my laps and throwing the eight pound ball as far as my feeble body could
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