Incident In Personal Life

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First, one incident in my personal life that is an example of Sorrell’s quote involved someone else changing their normal routine to help me and my brother. In 2011, sometime during the colder months, my dad felt extremely sick all of a sudden He felt cold and started shivering, and coughs racked his ailing body. It clearly was not a regular cold and flu, so my mother first drove all of us to the hospital at around 4:00 in the afternoon. Then she drove my brother and I back home so she wouldn’t have to worry about us. She raced back to the hospital and never left my dad’s side until almost midnight. Meanwhile, my mom had called my aunt and uncle on the phone and asked them to come all the way from New York to take care of my brother and I at …show more content…
When one of my parents are away, on a business trip or otherwise, the other parent tends to be understandably stressed. He or she has to take care of both my brother and I by themselves. Once, my dad had to go to Cold Spring Harbour to take a course in crystallography for two weeks. Hard as it was for my brother and I, my mother toiled the most. Driving 40 minutes each way, she would see patients at the hospital till 5:00 in the evening, then come home and take us to one class or another. Noticing this struggle, I decided to help her. Since I couldn’t cook, I did little tasks, such as getting ready for classes before she came home, and surprising her with my cleanliness. I could see that my mom needed our help with some basic tasks, including setting the dinner table, doing the laundry, and tidying up the house. Without that, she would have had no spare time, and would have worked every minute of every day for those two weeks. I added more work to my routine just to take the some of my mom’s load away. I improved myself, and therefore improved someone else’s world. Hence, my family and I can illustrate Scott Sorrell’s …show more content…
Over the most recent spring break, my family and I went to San Diego, California. The most famous zoo in the USA is situated in this magnificent city, along with its sister facility, the safari park. After seeing everything in the zoo, we drove to the safari park. Throughout the ride, plans for which safaris to do whirling around in our minds like trees in a tornado. As soon as we reached the parking lot, the four of us jumped out of the rented car, and hiked the ten minute uphill slope in six minutes. Standing in line, we discussed the prices, and decided that my brother and I were going to do one of the choice safaris by ourself. It was called the Jungle-Ropes Safari, and we were entitled to 2 hours of climbing through ropes, wooden planks, and chains, approximately 100 meters above ground. My dad told us that he wanted to do it with us, but he wanted to see if we could do it alone, if we were responsible enough. Though my brother and I were scared out of our minds, we promised each other to finish all three courses, and come back completely at ease. As we left our parents to begin the first course, I started to feel a mixture of excitement and nervousness, like before performing in a play or musical. Our group consisted of two kids, their parents, and my brother and I. My brother and I were at the end of our group. Clipped onto a cable, our group

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