VALUE STORIES
What value defines you?

We all try to live by many different values, but usually one of them stands out a little more than the others... Is your value love? grit? giving back? What value defines you?

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INSPIRATION
MY HERO Friendship and Inspiration It was spirit week here at Granger High school my friend Alex and I were walking around the school. When he told me “ I have to go to the bathroom”. So we went to the gas station and from there we were walking and we were talking about self harm....
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FRIENDSHIP
CRASHING INTO A STRANGER WHO BECAME A FRIEND I notice a few familiar faces in the crowd of students that overfilled the hallway at school, but none of the people really paid any attention to me. I crash into a girl about my age, she has the ‘deer in the headlights’ look in her eyes. “Sorry. I wasn’t paying attention.” I say, helping the girl pick up her...
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CARING
BEST FRIEND I just got done getting ready to go hang out with a friend. I walked out of my house when i noticed my mom was over the neighbors. My mom called me over so i walked over. There were 4 People. My Neighbors daughter introduced me to her sister who barely moved here from texas. She was wearing pajamas and seemed...
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FRIENDSHIP
BFF When I was in 7th grade I met my bestfriend, she the one that was there for when no one else was. One day she was going through some tough times at first I didn't know what to do than I went to her house and told her everything was going to be okay , no one will ever take my bestfriend spot she means everything...
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PURPOSE
LOOKING FORWARD All of my life i have struggled with finding what i wanted to do with my life. When i was little i used to change what i wanted to be when i grow up. I wanted to be a Ice skater,then dancer, a nurse many more. One day when i was a kindergartner, we had job day. I came home and asked my dad, "How will i know what...
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ENCOURAGEMENT
NEVER SAY NEVER TO YOUR DREAMS. starting my freshman high school year I wanted to follow my oldest brothers steps of playing in the Mountain View high school soccer team. I failed, I didn't make the team. I seemed to have given up on playing for the school soccer team, but I caught myself trying again the next year. My dad said it takes skills...
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LOVE
"ON THIS DAY, OH BEAUTIFUL MOTHER" As I listen to the song, "on This Day , Oh Beautiful Mother", I reflect on how blessed I am.I have always been with children. I babysat my cousins since I was 8 years, and had a job babysitting a six week old little baby when I was 12. The love of being with children led to being a kindergarten -primary teacher...
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ACHIEVEMENT
LIFE LESSON FROM DEATH OF A SALESMAN One of the lessons I learned from the movie Death of a Salesman is to follow your dreams. It’s important to follow your dreams because if you don’t then you might end up on the wrong path. If you don’t follow your dreams you won’t be happy and you will be stuck and might end up going insane like Willy. In my...
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CHARITY
MAA, YOUR ACT TEACHES ME THAN YOUR WORDS. My mother is so kind to every needy people to whom she met. In my home not a single person throw away their old clothes. Every year my mom sort out each ones clothes in 2 sets one in regular & party wear dresses & another useful but not in use. Then the 2 set of clothes are washed, dried,ironed & packed in a bag...
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LOVE
MY 1ST LOVE I met him last year on an occasion held by my aunt at her place. He too came there as he is my cousins close friend & we are of same age 22. I did know about him little that we are pursuing same higher studies. On our 1st meeting I find him very annoying. I didn't like him at 1st place but after that we met...
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COURAGE
LIFE CHOICES “When facing a decision; which of the two will bring you more peace; make a choice and the rest will fall into place.” Sometimes we are torn in two different directions. There are times when we are swarmed by our own thoughts or get confused by the ideas of others. There are so many variables as to why we...
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HEALTH
THE BODY DOESN'T LIE You know that you are honouring yourself when the choices you make …feel good. You can’t make a poor choice without getting that little twinge in your heart that reminds you…this might not be in your best interest. Think of your body as your very own intelligent network. It will let you know when you are...
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ACHIEVEMENT
THE WAY Hello my name is Zechariah Sawyer and i am what some of us would call a “martial artist”,for as long as i can remember I have always loved martial arts i would jump around and pretend i was “karate kid” but one day as we were driving down the road my dreams started to unfold as my dad began talking about his...
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FRIENDSHIP
MY EXPERIENCE WITH PTSD recently I've been dealing with really bad PTSD not just mentally but also physically. My coach, a man that I looked up to as a dad recently started being extremely inappropriate but things changed when he put his crotch in my teammates face. I witnessed the whole thing and haven't been the same since. It's been...
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FORESIGHT
MOM AND DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS My Mom and I have had a rocky past and I had left the house at the age of 14. There were a lot of mixed feelings between us. I will always love my Mom, but the anger that I felt kept us a part for 3 years. At 18 I had my daughter, and I really wanted my Mom to be in her life. So I called her days before my...
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