Friday, April 25, 2008

Laws of Life








Brilliant daughter Anna, was one of the winners of an essay contest called "Laws of Life". It is sponsored by the Dollars for Scholars organization for 7-12 grade students attending Mankato Schools. Anna's story is about a young girl who has inspired her. Her name is Emily Brose.

Here is the award winning essay and a couple of photos of Anna receiving her award.

Inspired by a Friendship
By Anna Nolan

When we think of someone that we admire we think of someone who is great, famous, or who has changed the life of thousands. When I think of someone I admire, I think a little closer to home. The person that I admire is strong, both of mind, and spirit, she is brave and selfless. Also, she is compassionate and she is a great friend. She is also different; different because she has Down syndrome. I have learned so much from her and I think that she is one of the greatest people I know.
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder. It is caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome. It is a form of mental retardation. People with Down syndrome usually have a distinct physical appearance. They also might not be able to talk. Despite all of this she is still absolutely amazing. I knew all of this from the moment I met her.

Before I met her I had not really ever spent time with a person who has a disability. I admit that before I met her, I became very nervous. My hands were sweaty, and I was extremely uncomfortable. When she came out, she said hello to me, normal as anything, and I said hello back. One of the first things I noticed was that she has an amazing personality. After that, I realized that just because she has Down syndrome, does not mean that I should not get to know her. This was the first of many things that she has taught me.

Afterwards, we started to hang out more, and this is when I learned many new things. For example, I learned to always get to know someone before you make false assumptions. Also, I learned to always persevere and not to give up. One of the most important things I have learned is that everyone has challenges in their life, some have more than others, so you should not give up no matter how hard it becomes. She is thoughtful and kind and she has a great spirit.

Being her friend is an honor. I would like to learn more from her. For now though, she has taught me some things that I am sure I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Yes, she is different, but that does not make me not want to be her friend. I think that if we all had the same outlook on life that she has, the world would be a better place, for everyone.

11 Comments:

Blogger Rute Carla said...

What a great true! Congratulations, beautiful text.

August 29, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Coach Factory said...

vans shoes, polo lacoste, air max, nike blazer, nike trainers, converse pas cher, sac guess, longchamp, longchamp, nike free pas cher, vans pas cher, new balance pas cher, north face, hogan outlet, michael kors, louis vuitton uk, ray ban pas cher, nike air max, sac louis vuitton, sac longchamp, hollister, ralph lauren, oakley pas cher, north face, hollister, hollister, mulberry, nike free, abercrombie and fitch, mac cosmetics, nike roshe, louis vuitton, air force, nike roshe run, polo ralph lauren, barbour, louboutin, sac hermes, lululemon, michael kors pas cher, michael kors, nike tn, sac louis vuitton, ray ban sunglasses, vanessa bruno, sac burberry, timberland, nike roshe run, abercrombie and fitch, nike huarache

October 13, 2014 at 2:05 AM  
Blogger Coach Factory said...

lululemon outlet, herve leger, canada goose, ugg australia, ghd, new balance shoes, marc jacobs, mont blanc, instyler, canada goose jackets, valentino shoes, mcm handbags, nfl jerseys, insanity workout, chi flat iron, jimmy choo outlet, iphone 6 cases, hollister, ugg, celine handbags, babyliss pro, p90x, uggs outlet, moncler, bottega veneta, ugg boots, north face jackets, rolex watches, baseball bats, ferragamo shoes, ugg boots, giuseppe zanotti, air max, north face outlet, canada goose, moncler, ugg pas cher, canada goose uk, birkin bag, reebok outlet, moncler, wedding dresses, asics running shoes, beats by dre, soccer jerseys, canada goose, moncler outlet, canada goose outlet, soccer shoes, timberland boots

October 13, 2014 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger Coach Factory said...

oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, nike shoes, air max, burberry outlet, jordan shoes, longchamp outlet, coach factory outlet, kate spade outlet, michael kors outlet, prada handbags, kate spade handbags, michael kors outlet, coach outlet, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin shoes, prada outlet, chanel handbags, louis vuitton, longchamp handbags, coach outlet store online, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton outlet, air max, louboutin shoes, louboutin outlet, true religion jeans, longchamp handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, ray ban sunglasses, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton outlet stores, oakley sunglasses, tory burch outlet, burberry outlet, tiffany and co, true religion outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, louboutin, louis vuitton handbags, coach purses, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses cheap, nike free

October 13, 2014 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

burberry, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, uggs on sale, ugg boots, louis vuitton outlet, nike air max, michael kors, prada outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin outlet, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, gucci outlet, nike air max, oakley sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, nike free, louis vuitton, replica watches, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, chanel handbags, ugg boots, oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, longchamp, jordan shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, replica watches, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, louboutin shoes, kate spade outlet, oakley sunglasses, prada handbags, louboutin, ugg boots, christian louboutin outlet, longchamp outlet, nike outlet, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors outlet

October 27, 2015 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

air jordan pas cher, kate spade handbags, coach outlet, nike roshe, nike air max, abercrombie and fitch, hermes, north face, louboutin pas cher, sac longchamp, true religion jeans, longchamp pas cher, oakley pas cher, nike air max, ray ban uk, sac guess, hollister, nike free run uk, hogan, true religion jeans, ray ban pas cher, nike free, timberland, michael kors, nike roshe run, lacoste pas cher, new balance pas cher, lululemon, michael kors, mulberry, vanessa bruno, nike blazer, coach outlet, michael kors, hollister pas cher, vans pas cher, burberry, coach factory outlet, true religion jeans, ralph lauren pas cher, tn pas cher, air force, ralph lauren uk, north face, coach purses, converse pas cher, michael kors, nike air max, air max, true religion outlet

October 27, 2015 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

iphone 5s cases, abercrombie and fitch, giuseppe zanotti, ralph lauren, iphone 6s plus cases, wedding dresses, nfl jerseys, soccer jerseys, valentino shoes, asics running shoes, iphone 6s cases, herve leger, hollister, new balance, timberland boots, beats by dre, lululemon, ipad cases, reebok shoes, s5 cases, babyliss, mcm handbags, iphone 6 plus cases, oakley, mont blanc, iphone 6 cases, iphone cases, soccer shoes, north face outlet, ferragamo shoes, nike huarache, jimmy choo shoes, nike trainers, p90x workout, birkin bag, baseball bats, louboutin, hollister, vans shoes, instyler, longchamp, insanity workout, mac cosmetics, celine handbags, ghd, nike air max, bottega veneta, nike roshe, north face outlet, chi flat iron

October 27, 2015 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

juicy couture outlet, doke gabbana outlet, nike air max, wedding dresses, pandora charms, bottes ugg, karen millen, moncler, gucci, montre pas cher, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, swarovski crystal, canada goose uk, swarovski, pandora jewelry, toms shoes, vans, hollister, supra shoes, canada goose outlet, michael kors handbags, louis vuitton, ray ban, louis vuitton, hollister, moncler, pandora jewelry, ugg boots uk, converse outlet, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, moncler, canada goose, canada goose outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, moncler, canada goose, coach outlet, moncler, michael kors outlet online, canada goose, links of london, barbour, moncler outlet, marc jacobs, michael kors outlet, thomas sabo, pandora charms, lancel, sac louis vuitton pas cher

October 27, 2015 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger dong dong said...

201510.28dongdong
Outlet Michael Kors Sale Online
canada goose jackets
michael kors uk
Authentic Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Sale
cheap ugg boots
ray-ban sunglasses,ray ban sunglasses,ray bans,rayban,ray ban wayfarer,raybans,ray ban glasses,ray ban aviators,ray ban clubmaster,ray ban eyeglasses,cheap ray bans,ray bans sunglasses,ray ban aviator,ray bands,fake ray bans,ray ban prescription glasses,ray ban outlet,ray ban canada,ray ban sunglasses sale,ray ban sale
hermes outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet
michale kors outlet
Jordan Concords Low And High
mihchael kors bag
New Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online
toms outlet
Cheap Ray Ban Wayfarer
ugg outlet
hollister clothing
Louis Vuitton Canada Official Site
Abercrombie and Fitch Women's Clothing
Montblanc Pen Refills Outlet
authentic louis vuitton handbags
Canada Goose Outlet,Canada Goose Outlet Online,Canada Goose Clearance
Michael Kors Handbags Clearance Outlet
Official Coach Online Factory Sale
Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote Bag
nike football,airmax,nike free 3.0,nike air huarache,nike womens shoes,nike free run womens
Louis Vuitton Purses For Cheap
canada goose jackets
Abercrombie and Fitch Store
michael kors bags
jordan shoes
Coach Diaper Bag Outlet
football jerseys cheap

October 28, 2015 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Nike Free said...

michael kors
michael kors bracelet
michael kors outlet online
michael kors factory
michael kors sale
Michael Kors Outlet Online Store
cheap jordans
jordan 11
kd shoes
kd 7
nike air max
cheap nike air max
nike free run
nike free 5.0 womens
black christian louboutin
christian louboutin online
mbt
mbt shoes sale
fitflops
fitflops shoes
All Balck Huarache
Nike Air Huarache
louboutin shoes
christian louboutin store
jordan 13
jordan 11 legend blue
Jordan 11 Concord
new jordan shoes
coach outlet
coach outlet stores
michael kors handbags
michael kors bags
michael kors jewelry

April 7, 2016 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger عبده العمراوى said...

شركة تنظيف شقق بالدمام
شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالدمام

September 4, 2017 at 10:02 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home