Cody’s Crucible Project
Today, I wanted to do something so show compassion but could not think of anything. I went on with my regular day. My moma and I were talking and she told me that even something as small as opening the door for other people was showing compassion. So……For the rest of the day, I open the door for everyone that I could.
Today I looked for poems and other short stories that could deal with my Crucible. Not having too much luck though. :(
Today after school, my mom and I went grocery shopping. We had a whole buggy full. There was a lady behind us who only had one or two things. We let her go in front of us. I am still amazed at how small things can change peoples day around for the good.
Today I started thinking about what kind of project I was going to do. I have decided that I would do a powerpoint. I am still having troubles finding pieces of literature to use.
Again today I was stuck thinking about how I was going to take another step to solve my crucible. I had tumbling again after school and decided to make encouraging my step of the day. There was one other girl there with me and she was doing a back tuck by herself. She was scared and nervous. I took this opportunity to encourage her to go for it and give it her all. Although she did not land her tuck, she threw it and was very happy with herself.
I had tumbling today at Whitemore Middle School. I was tired and hungry and just about to leave when I noticed that There was a girl still left sitting outside. It was cold and she was waiting on her mom. Althought it took a while, I waited with her in the cold. She started smiling and it hit me as to how much of an impact I can make in this world.
At first I was having a really hard time coming up with what to do. AS I was thingkin of how I could reach out ad show compassion to others, one of my friends called me. She had gotten in an arguement with another friend of hers and just needed to talk to someone. I took advantage of this situation and talked with her.
To observe for my crucible, my mom and I decided to go to McDonald’s for breakfast. It was there that I truly noticed how rude people are. Although it was early in the morning, people were arguing and complaining because their coffee was not just how they ordered it or their hash-browns were cold. What really opened my eyes was how it affected the workers. I never really understood how your actions and words affected the people around you and the rest of their day until now. To solve my crucible, I am personally going to to try and watch how I treat others. I am also going to try and encourage people more often. I got my inspiration for this solution the same day at McDonalds. The workers up front were getting frustrated and the manager simply smiled and told them, “We’ll get through it.” Everyone was happier and worked harder. This made me think, What difference could I make? I chose this crucible because people spend too much time angry for something someone else said or did.