I really enjoyed reading a bunch of the This I Believe essays. One that stuck out to me was In Giving, I Believe by James Wichita. He is discussing how he went to an underprivileged country called Guyana. He was talking about how if you are truly generous, you will never feel that you are giving too much. He was talking about how in that poor country, he witnessed a poor women giving to another poor women. “Someone who had nothing giving to someone else.” I also liked that he he went to Guyana to help people but left having learned many things. He talks about how they taught him that giving to others is the only life worth living. I think that is a great lesson to discuss. I also like how to explain how he believes in giving, he told a story that describes a giving situation perfectly. I feel that I want to write about a topic like this in my essay as well.
Another essay I really enjoyed is We Should All Be a Little More Like Jesus by Jordan – Bar Harbor. This essay really caught my attention because of the topic of it and the ending of it. I really enjoyed the topic and the style of writing as well. Jordan was talking about how if everyone did a good deed a day the world could be a better place. He was talking about how one simple thing he did made him realize this and made him feel like we all needed to take part in making our world a better place. His simple act of giving a poor man the few amount of dollars he had made him feel so happy. I really enjoyed the ending of the paper as well. I loved that he connected it to what the world can be like and what we should do to change it. I think it is an encouraging ending and a good way to connect people.