People Who Inspire Me
By: Katherine Beekman
Why Lincoln Inspires Me
Martin Luther King jr.
A Teacher Who Has Inspired Me
A peer who had inspried me
Someone who inspires with their belief
One of my best friends, Tori, inspires me with her belief. We are in the same youth group and she is one of the most brave, caring and sincere people that I know. She has overcome more obstacles than anyone should have to at her age and has the courage to share them with us and inspire up to overcome our own obstacles. For example, her family has gone through divorce, adoption, and remarriage, and she herself has gone through bullying, depression, and suicidal thoughts. With her as my inspiration, it helps me overcome my own obstacles by listening to what she has gone through and how she was overcome.
Someone who inspires me with their belief
Someone who inspires me with their belief is Carrie Underwood. Carrie Underwood is one of my favorite singers, not only because of her music but also for her morals. She was the winner of American Idol in 2005. Through out her fame she has continued to be an American Idol. She dresses appropriately, puts her family first and is a role model to people across the world. She inspires me to continue with her morals regardless of the path I take in life.
Katy Perry was inspired by her Christian religion. She grew up in a strong Christian house. When she was 18 she got a tattoo that says "Jesus" on her left wrist. She began her sinning career as a gospel Singer, but later decided to switch to pop. Both of her perents also served as pastors, she started singing at the church at 9.
Gabby Douglas is an American gymnast. She competed with the U.S Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is the first African American gymnast to ever win the overall gold medal for the individual all round. She also helped lead her team to gold in the team competitions. She inspires me because she opened the door for more young African American girls to break the racial boundary and show them that it is possible to achieve your dreams.
All of these people are important in my life because if even one of them had not done what they had accomplished, my life my be drastically different. All of these people have overcome obstacles. Their methods of doing so have helped me learn how to overcome similar obstacles. These people are set apart by their backgrounds. For example, Gabby Douglas grew up in a lower class family struggling to pay her gymnastics fee, while others such as Mrs. McNelis grew up in a middle to high class family, this caused their outlooks to be different. With their collective inspiration, I plan to learn form their mistakes and to learn from their good qualities and what they did to obtain those qualities.
Overcome the Odds
Gabby Douglass fits into this category for many reasons. One reason is that she came form a family where both parents were rarely around, struggling to keep food on the table, and experiencing serve financial issues. At one point in Gabby's life, her family was forced to live out of their car because they could not pay the rent. But against all odds, Liang Chow, one of the most famous gymnastics coaches who also taught gold medalist Shawn Johnson, recruited her to come train at his gym. Because of his decision Gabby Douglas became one of the best known names in Gymnastics history.