One Event That Can Change A Person’s Life

Ms. Colley
Language Arts 7
11 March 2018
One Event That Can Change A Person’s Life
“It’s frightening how one day, one moment, one event, can change your life completely” -Unknown. Often, experiencing an important event brings about the change in thought. In the stories “At the Crossroads”, “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley”, and “Little Things Are Big” Scrooge, Jesus, and Nick undergo a major change as the result of a sudden events in their lives.
In the play “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley”, the character of Scrooge under goes a change from a cruel miser to a joyful, generous individual as a result of visits from three spirits. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future show Scrooge events from his life that cause him to realize that making changes in his life will positively affect him and others around him. “Spirit! Hear me! I am not the man I was. I will not be the I would have been, but for this intercourse. Why show me this, if I am past all hope?” Therefore, Scrooge realizes that he should be nicer and kinder to his friends, family, and coworkers to have a more meaningful life (My Perspectives page #284).
In the nonfiction story “Little Things Are Big”, Jesus Colon goes from being optimistic to being altruistic, when he encounters a white woman who is struggling with her family. Jesus realized that a white man helped the family, Jesus felt bad as he left the train. He decided to offer his help if he was ever in that situation again. “If I’m ever faced with an occasion like that again, I am going to offer my help regardless of how the offer is going to be received.” As a result, Jesus realized that he should offer his help to anyone if they are struggling (Little Things Are Big).
In the nonfiction story “At the Crossroads”, Nick Kleckner changed as a result of a 2,500-mile cross country walk. Throughout the walk he realized the walk he realized that mankind was better than he thought. Also, that the idea is always to give more than you receive. “But whenever he felt that he had more than he needed, he decided to ‘pay it forward’ by giving too other folks he encountered on his way.” As a result, Nick learned that if you share what you have you’ll never be alone (At the Crossroads).
In the conclusion, all of these people changed their thoughts and became kinder. They all changed to have a more loving and meaningful life. Also, to help others and not just yourself.


One of my interests right now is volleyball. I made my junior high volleyball team and the season ended a little while ago. I miss my teammates and practicing with them everyday. But today I made my J.O. volleyball  (which is short for Junior Olympics) team for the winter. Two of my teammates from my previous team made the same team too. I am very excited for this season.

Extraordinary Ohio

This is The Maid Rite! The Maid Rite is located western Ohio, Greenville. This place has amazing food. They have their signature ground beef sandwiches (such as a cheese-rite), plus a side (such as chips), and a drink (such as a shake or coke). You might know them from their gum wall ( the gum wall is you can stick your gum on a wall all around the building).

This is Kings Island! Kings Island is located southwestern Ohio, Mason. Kings Island has a lot of fun roller coasters, so if you really like roller coasters this is the place for you. Some of the roller coasters are The Beast, The Banshee, and The Diamondback. This place also has a  Snoopy Planet for children who are not tall enough to ride the bigger rides. Some of these rides are The Woodstock Express, The Great Pumpkin Coaster, and The Flying Ace Aerial Chase. Kings Island also has a lot of food options for snacks, drinks, lunch, etc.!1e3!2s-8kwwNRFwU6o/V6NrSndmhYI/AAAAAAAAJ90/Lr3Uof5gHis4VjtGgIcpHg5Xyn4KTa_LQCJkC&viewerState=lb

This is Petey’s Pizza! Petey’s Pizza is located in western Ohio, Arcanum. This place in my opinion has great pizza. Some of the pizzas they make are pick your own toppings, subs, breadsticks, and my favorite taco pizza. Petey’s Pizza is a quiet, small, casual place, they also take carry out.

Week 4: Free Choice

My Bucket List:

Visit Paris

Visit all 50 U.S states

Fly in a hot air balloon

Swim with dolphins

Run a 5k

See the Eiffel Tower

Go hiking

Travel around the world with my best friend.

Get a scholarship from Ohio State University.

Week 3: Activity 7

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Week 3: Activity 4

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Week 3: Activity 2


Beaches are calming

Sunsets are very pretty

I love beach sunsets                                                                                                             

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