Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Garden

This morning as I got out the car and was walking to the front door of the schooI thinking about how I love coming to this job. But I am always thankful to the Lord for what he has given me. In this case a job during a time when so many are without. As I walked to the door I thought about how beautiful the grass is in the front of the school. I thought about the many beautiful places in the world, the things that give pleasure to so many people. I thought that traveling seeing the beauties of the world. They beauty are such a wonderful things. I thought about the cars that gives some people pleasure. I also thought of the clay people use to make pottery that give others pleasure. The athletes and the sports people watch and play that gives them pleasure. There are so many thing things in this life that " The Lord" has given mankind to be pleased with adn thankful for.

I also thought about how man can be mean and ugly to the others. I was reminded of the movie "The Green Mile ". Tom Hanks played a guard on death row in Missssippi prison and the giant of a man "John Coffey" played by actor Michael Duncan Clarke who played a wandering miracle healer and seer who had been found guilty of murder and rape, mistakenly. A day or two before he was to be electrocuted Tom Hanks character asked John Coffey if there was anything he could do for him. He offered to let him escape. The prison guard played by Tom Hanks at judgment did not want to have to answer to "The Lord" for killing one of his most miraculous creatures. The giant said no he just wanted to die because all day long, all he saw was the hate and pain of one man to another.

Rodney King said "Why can't we just get along". I add "and just enjoy this beautiful planet that G_d had given us for our pleasure." Continue to be blessed and to let the warmth of the sun, the beauty of the sky and the things you love, for me golf continually give you pleasure. And I 'll do the same. (

Psalm 115:16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Why High School is Important to Me:

Getting education is an important thing in life. Education is something that as the older folks said can't be taken away from you. To have education in the working world shows that you are not a quitter and that you have accomplished somethng that took hard work and discipline. I mean you can not have an education and still live a normal life, but it's going to be harder because it will be a little harder to find a job. Do you think hat the manager of any store would hire a person without a diploma over a person with one? I don't think so. I think because they want a person who has some education to represent their store properly in speech and action. They want someone who knows how to read, write, count and be responsible, a leader and everything else that comes along with being educated. They don't want someone who is going to quit on them, like they did high school.
I come to school everyday just so that I can learn new things and become more educated. I come here so that when it's time form me to graduate I can do something with my life and become a successful person. I wouldn't say I am the angel of the school. I do get in trouble sometimes, but I am not a bad person. I make pretty good grades and I rarely fail a class. I always work hard to make sure everything I do is completed. I plan on going to the Army after I graduate because I feel that it will help me be a better person, and help me achieve. It will get me into college and possibly continue my football career. It will help me grow and it will give me the chance to help others in need and serve my country.
I think a lot of people in the world don't realize how important it is to have an education. I see students everyday that just sit in class and do nothing. The act like they don't want to learn, they don't care, and sooner or later they end up dropping out of school. That's the worse decision a person cna make in their life. I am going to use my little sister as an example. My sister is 17 and she got kicked out of school in the eighth grade. She can't go back to school ever in Tift county again, therefore she's just sitting home doing nothing. She probably won't go to school till I graduate and my mom finds a new place to live. I 'll also be the first in my family to graduate because my mom and oldest sister quit and my little brother and sister got kicked out and can't go back.
That's why finishing school is so important to me and it's reallybig acheivement that I am proud of.
In conclusion, I think it's a great idea for everyone to finish school so they can be successful in life. Not many people have the right to say the graduated, do you want to be one of them?
Written by Tommy Johnson, 12th grade, senior Tift County High School.