It’s Annie’s 151st birth
By Elizabeth Horner - Teen Scribe
Oakley’s 151st birth anniversary.
dedicate this article in her honor.
up, I had this collection of
books featuring the childhood of famous Americans.
The characters described in those books were
like my friends---George Washington, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, and
Oakley and so many others, became remarkable in my eyes, not because of
they accomplished as adults, but rather, how they were portrayed as
determined, they learned to overcome
adversities in life in a positive way, applying their inner skills and
they were great stories of courage
may be hard to imagine sometimes
that these young people destined to be President of the United States
Wizard of Menlo Park, or world renowned star of the Buffalo Bill’s Wild
had their fair share of scraped knees, insecurities, arguments with
hardships or harsh conditions to overcome ---JUST LIKE YOU AND ME!
lot of times Moms and Dads tell us
“you can be anything you want to be darling” and we nod our heads,
really believing it. It
is time to break
through that mindset. At
the same time,
some kids may have dreams that some adults or peers may reject or
it as something far-fetched. I
that given the opportunity to discover our inner skills and talents and
the right motivation, and support --- any one of us could become the
subject of a biography!
generation will be responsible for
filling the vacancies left by our predecessors---The great doctors,
singers, writers, and even President of the United States! I hope that we do it
admirably. I believe
that it is humanity’s natural instinct to be constantly churning out
that will push the boundaries of impossibility farther and farther back. Each new group becomes the
hope for the
future because they will have the chance to learn from the lessons of
--- to shape a fairer, safer, and better world.
August 27, I will be heading to
connection with this event,
I researched about another great person, Dr. Jose Rizal who is the
National Hero who often spoke of the youth as the hope of the future. Dr. Rizal used the “power
of the pen” from a
very young age until his death to promote social justice. In
accepting an award that commemorates his
150th birth anniversary, I take with it the responsibility to promote
is not a doctrine for one person,
one group, or even one generation to live by. It is meant to be passed
shared with generations to come. I
promise to do my part, and my very best to be a positive force in this
being human I will
make some mistakes but like Annie said, only “practice, practice,
of doing your very best and learning to overcome mistakes, obstacles
failures in life, that will make you “hit the bull’s eye of success”!