“Having control over your surroundings, influences your ability to choose your own direction in life and where your paths will lead. Your will to succeed is a powerful force and with it,you can accomplish anything”
Right now in your life I know how you feel, there is so much pressure from family, friends, the media and society to be cool and accepted. I know you feel like your friends are the most important people in the world and what they think about you means more to you then how you feel about yourself. I understand the pressure of having sex, doing drugs, stealing, skipping school, not listening to your parent’s, hanging out late, and getting into trouble. I just want you to understand that you have to learn to follow your own mind and just what you know is right in your heart. A person who is your real true friend will not want to see you get into trouble and will not ask you to do things they know you do not want to do. A real friend will NEVER put you in a compromising situation EVER. Soon enough you will learn that real friends will always respect your decisions and push you to do the right things even if they are doing bad things. Try not to let other people tell you what is right for you. The way I look at life and the decisions I make is like this, on judgement day and I believe in GOD so I think about that day of judgement when God asks me about all the things I did. It will be me,myself and I who has to answer for everything I have done. No one else will be there with me so when I think about that I never let what someone else says or does determine how I live my life. Once you start to understand this you will understand you have to make choices for yourself and not worry about what the next person says or does. If people around you are not there to help you become a better person you should get away from them. If you are having issues with peer pressure and need someone to talk to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanley Jones
Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanley Jones born July 20th, 2002 was killed at
the age of seven on May 16th, 2010 during a raid by the SWAT team in Detroit by Joe “Brain” Weekley. The SWAT team raided Aiyana’s home searching for a suspect of a murder investigation. Aiyana was shot and killed by the police during the raid on her home in the early morning hours of May 16th. According to family members of Aiyana the police tossed in a flashbang grenade through the window of Aiyana’s home. The device started a fire on Aiyana’s bed and set this precious little angle on fire after she had been shot.
This story is so sad, she was such a beautiful little girl and her life was taken by careless officers who had no regard for children being inside the home they raided. The only thing these officers could think about was trying to catch a suspect, in my opinion they failed to take the necessary precautions of protecting innocent lives. I pray for this little girls family and hope they find peace and comfort after dealing with such a tragic event.
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
~ David Brinkley
Trayvon Benjamin Martin born February 5th 1995 was the son of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. He was a high school junior and lived with his mother and older brother in Florida at the time of his untimely death.
On the day Trayvon Martin was fatally shot, he and his father were visiting his father’s friend in The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, where the shooting occurred.
Trayvon was fatally shot by George Zimmerman on the night of February 26, 2012. Trayvon was an unarmed 17-year-old African American male walking home from the store after purchasing a bag of skittles and drink.
When I first heard about this story it made me sad because I have a son, he is 7 years old. I couldn’t imagine someone taking his life just because they felt like it. I don’t know if the judicial system will give justice for this horrific crime but I know George Zimmerman will have to answer to a higher power for his actions. I am praying for Trayvon’s family and for George Zimmerman because they both need prayer after this tragic incident.
“Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.”