Five People I Met in Heaven Luke Minsky

"No life is a waste" (Albom 50) and everybody's life has a propose. For me it all started on a sunny seventy three degree day in May when I entered the world. I was born on May 2, 2000, a week early from my mother's due date. My mother was thirty six hours in labor at Magee Womens Hospital. At 9:00 in the morning I finally arrived into the new world, and everyone respited. My father gasped, "It's a boy."

It was my ninth birthday and my parents just surprised me with a trip to Disney World. When we arrived I was ecstatic, and all I wanted to do was go to the parks. I remember just wanting to see them for the very first time. We went to the Magic Kingdom first. When I stepped off the monorail my jaw dropped at the sight of Main Street USA and the Magic Kingdom behind it. We rode as many rides as possible that day, but I remember my favorite ride being Splash Mountain. At the end of the day we went to eat at Chef Mickey's and all of the characters came to wish me a happy birthday around my birthday cake.

Mitch Albom once said, "All endings are also beginnings"(1) and when I die the end of my life will mark the beginning of a new eternal life in my heaven. My heaven would be at our family vacation spot Ocean City New Jersey. It would be sunny and hot everyday on the beach. The placid sound of the ocean rolling to shore would create pensive thoughts that put me to sleep. I would be there with my aunts, uncles, and cousins running toward the ocean to swim in the ocean. During the nights we would walk down the boardwalk listening to the seagulls above. We would also go to the amusement park rides on the boardwalk. We would ride on the double shot and different roller coasters they had.

The first person that I would meet in heaven would be my grandmother on my mom's side of the family. Although I did not get to see her much because our family lived five hours away. We were very close, and we loved each other greatly. She would teach me to love and never hold an aversion toward someone. She also taught me to be kind, and respect others. She always lived by these morals, and wanted to teach everyone to live by them. She would want a society where propriety would be the conformity. She would always say, "Treat others how you would want to be treated."

The second person that I would meet would be my grandfather on my mom's side of the family. I did not get to see him much either, but I was very close to him. He was my favorite grandfather. He was also very sagacious and venerable. I called him "poppy" and so did everyone else. He would teach me to be humble and not let material things or events go to my head. He always lived his life by these morals and taught them to everyone.

The third person that I would meet in heaven would be my mom. She has always been there for me and helped me through everything. She also goes out of her way to make me happy."There are no random acts" (Albom 48) and everything in life is connected like a web. My mom has all ways believed that events happen for a reason, and people impede your path for a reason. She would teach me this to show the good I did for people and the good people did for me.

The fourth person that I would meet in heaven would be my grandfather on my dad's side of the family. Though I did not know him well, because he died when I was very young. I feel a strong connection to him because my dad had always looked up to him and loved him greatly. He would teach me to always give to others and never be selfish. He did this by teaching the game of golf to my dad, and my dad then teaching it to me.

The last person that I would meet in heaven would be a mysterious man I seen on the golf course. I did not know this man at all, but suddenly he appeared and said to me, "Are we having fun yet." This is something that my grandfather used to say all the time, and when this stranger said it I was very surprised. He said this to teach me to not get down on myself and have temperance when bad things happen. I had just hit a poor shot and was not pleased with myself, but when he said this I finished the rest of the round playing well. He is someone that has always had an effect on me.

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