Many believe that whatever situations have happened in the past should be left in the past. To others, the past holds a special place in their hearts because it has helped in shaping the person they have become today. One should always appreciate his or her ancestors and the struggles they have gone through throughout history such as slavery in order to bring us to where we are today. Though negativity can affect past experiences one should not dwell on it, but learn to move forward and look for the positive aspects of life. Without the past there wouldn't be any great myths, any personal memories, and nothing for our future generations to learn from. Past experiences also helps people to learn from their mistakes in the past so they will know not to repeat them. One should also remember the good memories that the past has brought forth and should learn to appreciate them and the people who helped us to gain them (Maya Angelou).
As Angelou says “One should always appreciate his or her ancestors and the struggles they have gone through throughout history in order to bring us to where we are today.“ I appreciate my friends for all the things they do for me and how they help me when I make mistakes, or call me when they know something is wrong.
October of 2007 I almost lost my life, and had my niece been in the car like she was supposed to have been she would be gone for certain.
Early one morning I was on my way to school, I was supposed to take my niece to school. I do not remember why I did not take her, all I know is I am glad I didn’t. I stopped by McDonald’s because I was hungry and still had a while before I had to go to school, so I got some breakfast. When I was leaving McDonald’s I pulled into the turn lane across from it so I could turn around to go to school. I got stopped in the turn lane, but the next thing I knew I was laying in the ditch. I had been rear ended by a church van. One of the witnesses had to pull me out of my car, I was...