A Child…Gone

A Child…Gone

A teenage boy, attending Fountain Valley High School, riding a bicycle was hit by a car on the street while not wearing his helmet. This boy, hospitalized, is announced dead a while later. March 22, 2013 was the day of this tragic event. By 2 o’clock the news spread out to his family and friends, including to his beloved high school English teacher, Steve Schutlz. March 22, days before the child’s sixteenth birthday (March 25), this boy is dead. 

The next Monday, Schutlz came to school in a black suit and wore a tie. Tears nearly falling from his eyes over this tragic loss, he talks to his students about life, how much they mean to him and the legacy of his student, who recently passed away. Regretting not being able to go around to each and every student, including this young boy, Schutlz tells his students how much he loves them and that he will always be there for them. He states that he will always listen about their lives whenever they want to talk. Schutlz also says it’s not the pay check that makes him come to work, but his students and how much he cares about them. After a while, tears are dropping around the classroom and the students set to work on their assignment: a letter to a loved one about how much they are worth, how much they care and how much they mean to the world around them.

I guess the lesson here is that, no matter how long life seems to last, no matter how torturous the problems seem, a person’s ended life can happen within days, within seconds, and will affect almost everyone around them. We all go around, knowing how much someone means to us but never having the guts to tell them or show our affection. Why? Schtulz says that it might be because we are embraced, afraid of getting teased, or anything else. But while we are being afraid of all of this, I”m afraid that one of the most hurtful things is loving words left unsaid, and unexpressed.

When you walk around today, tomorrow and every other day, please remember that three kind words from the heart, an act of affection, will make someone’s day and remind them how much they mean to this world. Because, like it or not, purposeful or by nature, no one around you will last forever. Speak up, lend a hand and do what’s right. Tell someone you love them. Share to someone how much they meant to you. Show the world how strong love and truly be. 

With love, there can’t be hate. 

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What Else Could I Ask For?….A lot.

What Else Could I Ask For?….A lot.

There’s so many things around me that I should be grateful for, things that would be considered priceless in someone else’s eyes; yet when you grow up with all these wonderful things around you, it makes everything seem just that much more worthless. You see the children these days, from the one-year-olds to the ones who are only twelve or thirteen, with all this new equipment and technology around them and we, as the older folk, didn’t even know about a few decades ago. They put up tantrums for the littlest things, from the right candy or the new app that’s coming out, not even knowing how much they have before asking someone else to give up something for their happiness.

This is the new generation. The generation that technology has built up to this day. How much technology has advanced is a wonderful thing, but to grow up around all this might be another. Will the children of today ever learn to appreciate what they have before they become the adults of tomorrow and the most scared generation ever known? 

The Guy I See In Front

The Guy I See In Front

The guy I see is someone I admire.

He’s very smart, funny, kind, sweet, caring and overall amazing.

When I look at him, I see a friend and a brother; I see someone who will never abandon me. When he wrapped his arms around me, all I feel is safe and happiness. His voice that I hear is always soothing, comforting and strong. He makes the world seem like this wonderful place to live. That’s why I love what I see.

He’s the kind of person who would never turn from one who is in need, that’s why he’s so trustworthy. The moment danger is in his eye sight for anyone who is close to him, his alarm rings and he would be on high alert. It’s the over protectiveness character he has that is so admirable. His strength to carry on and lift people off from on the ground, his passion, drive and goals are all something that others would love to have.

He gives you the safe feeling that everything will be alright. That feeling you yearn for and need when everything seems to be falling apart right in the palms of your hands.

He gives you the feeling that you can be confident in yourself because of how much confident he has in you. Even when you think you can’t do anything correct or should just disappear from the world to make things easier on everyone else, he gives you the strength to journey on.

We have many great memories, though not as much as I would hope. I’ll always keep them with me wherever we go. He will always mean so much to me since he’s always been by my side helping, taking care of and being my guide.

But the guy I see is leaving. And I can’t bare to see that sight so I’m turning away. He’s taught me so much and I can’t bare to see him go. But I’ve been strong before and now I will be again.

The guy I saw is now out of my eyesight.

I hope he’ll come back real soon.