Sunday, December 15, 2013

Destined For Greatness

We Are All Destined for Greatness

Definition of Greatness /’grātnəs/ - The quality of being great, distinguished, or eminent

That’s the definition. But is it so simple? 

Greatness can mean a lot of things. It doesn’t have to be conquering the world. Have the courage to do something remarkable, something that no one else has ever done before. Don’t forget, you aren’t born with greatness. Greatness is determined by your contributions to the world. You can’t just be great, you need to do something to be great.

What is the secret to being great?

There is no secret ingredient. Greatness is what you find within yourself. It can be through hard work, kind acts, discipline, imagination, and so much more. Greatness comes in different forms and shapes and it can hide deep inside. You can be too scrawny and too small or too big and too tall and hold a greatness inside of you. “Thee are extraordinary in thy own ways.” 

And if your actions are mediocre, you can always change for the better. “Though your path is already drawn for you, you can always take the shortcut behind the bushes.” Your destiny lies in you and so does greatness, if you choose it so. It lies in everyone one of us. 

Greatness can be many different concepts and it all depends on your own perspective of the word and its meaning. It could mean helping your schoolmate who’s being bullied when everyone else is just watching. Scoring a point for your team in whatever activity you participate in. Every little thing is just as important and great as the larger and more notable things. Maybe like discovering America, or creating another Mickey Mouse, or even having a sandwich named after you, all are forms of distinction.

There is no limit.

The truth about greatness is that it never ends. The long line of greatness will forever continue because there is no limit to greatness. There is no limit to the great possibilities and impossibilities. There is no limit to all the great things that you can achieve. There is no limit. 

Greatness is never taught in school because it’s something you learn from everyday life. Whether you read something in a book or you saw someone using it, no one expects you to learn it like math. But, greatness is as important as everything we learn in life. It helps you with friends, life, and yourself. It gives courage to those who want and need it. Greatness is everywhere you look, as long as you look hard enough. 

How will you be great?

Written by Mellisa N. and co-authored by Jocelyn F.

Monday, December 9, 2013

There is No Limit to Courage - Team Honor

“Let it be said that all brave things don’t define you as courageous. You become courageous when you realize there is no limit to all brave things”
- Ally P.

Courage- what really is its definition?

The answer is inside of you. A way of knowing if you have courage is if you think, and truly believe you do. It’s not for somebody else to judge upon, although others may have input and a great impact in your self-bravery. But self-confidence and the courage to go on into something bigger is located all in your mind.  It’s all up to you.

Are you courageous?
If not, be courageous! Is courage, to you, someone who is a daredevil a cliff jumper, or a fire-fighter? Things that take bravery, risk, adventure? It’s your choice. Who do you want to be, to represent? Do you think being courageous is  feeling the sensational rush of knowing you can do something, even if it’s for absolutely no apparent reason? That is the way to express your inner courage, isn’t it?

Courage can also be expressed in a different way, a less physical way. It takes character to think something kind and helpful, but courage is the quality shining through people who put those thoughts into action.  

Nobody want to be bullied-picked on
It’s hard to go through, and at times you feel alone like the whole world has forgotten about you in your time of need. A courageous person is someone who stands up to those bullies, or even ignores them. Also, a witness to tormenting. Somebody who see’s someone all alone getting teased and roughly picked on and takes action. It’s hard to stand up for someone else with the risk of also getting bullied, an action like that takes courage.

United together 
As Team Honor thrive to be courageous in a way that inspires people in a positive way. Every day somebody has achieved that goal, whether it’s realizing that they are capable of anything, or standing up for what they believe in. For our Team, that is who we engage to someday be. School is about learning and enriching our knowledge about education, but the social interactions and experiences can teach us a very valuable lesson about life and what we can do to help others. What does it mean to “Be Courageous”? Well, I think soon enough we’ll all find out...

This first blog post was co-authored by Ally P. and Emily F.  
Be sure to check out their blogs too!