My hero is my grandmother. She has always made it a point to value what you have. To value the fact that we are blessed--we may not be "rich" but yet we are--we have family and good friends plus things many do not. She taught us that hate is pointless, there is no time in life for it. She has always made a point of being grateful, because you shouldn’t have a complaint as long as you have "a roof over your head, food in you're stomach, clothes on you're back, people that love you, and people to love."
There are many things to value in life but the most important thing is to realize that in someway you are blessed, because somewhere out there is someone (unfortunately) doing worse then you and that you could always be doing worse. That whatever hardships you go through, you must turn them into fuel to exceed. That you must surpass the bad and carry on to a better, brighter future! That as long as you do the best you can, that's all that will ever matter!
I guess to sum it up the best that I can: I have learned to value life and all that it can bring, because it is so precious and at times so short. I have also realized that every small thing counts because together they make something grand.
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