Gibby is thinking about, Who Am I?

Who am I? The way I see myself is the confident, athletic, friendly, and funny one.  my personal mantra is “When you focus on the good, the good get’s better.”  I like to follow this because when I focus on everything good that happens, I find it hard to be sad.

My attitudes towards myself are quite positive except when it comes to performances (sports) or tests. I find I get stressed out about what other people think of me, that’s why I focus on the good about myself. My strengths include time management, art, sports, making people laugh, and staying positive.

A symbol that represents me is a rock, yes a rock, my friends tell me I give really good advice and when my friend is struggling the can know I’ll always be there for them.  My hopes and dreams are to graduate, have a car, go to college and just have fun while growing up. The thing I like most about myself is my ability to manage my own time, it’s very useful.

Recently I have been trying to not care about what other people think about me, I used to do this all the time and it really was stressful, it was like a bad habit. I have done well at getting rid of this habit.

Overall throughout the past few years, I have recognized what makes me unique, and what is similar between me and others. It has also been a journey with learning that God has a reason for everything good or bad. I have learned to put my trust in God and have faith.

Gibby is thinking about, Thank You Ma’am Response

Who is Langston Hughes? Langston Hughes is an American poet,  story writer, who was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. I like how knowing how old he is and where he’s from tells us that at the time joined living homes were very common for people in poverty like the one in the story, and what timeline this story took place in, which is the inspiration for the story.

So now that we know who Langston Hughes is, I will introduce and summarize what happens to the characters in “Thank You, Ma’am”. First, we are introduced to a big woman with a large purse, we later find out that her name is Mrs.Luella Bates Washington Jones and that she used to live in poverty and now lives in a shared home. The next character is a small boy 14-15 years old who was wearing tennis shoes and blue jeans, named Rodger. Basically to sum up the main events of the story. Rodger tried to steal the large lady’s purse and it was so heavy that he fell right over. The large women spare Rodger no mercy until she realized that he was taking the money for a pair of shoes because he can’t afford them. Mrs. Luella took Rodger to her home and offered him a meal and a little lesson about stealing. Rodger leaves her house with ten dollars in hand, a life lesson, and a clean face.

In the first sentence of the story suggests the tone will be humorous what other aspects might suggest this? Off the bat, the story introduces the large woman character with having a large purse “with everything in it but hammer and nails”, this sets a comical tone as well as when she is shakings him in the air by t-shirt. This is proven because of none of the bystanders trying to intervene.

Despite the light tone, the story deals with a serious subject. Which details in the story tell you that the purpose of the story is more serious?  The serious undertone of the story is about poverty, this stands out when Rodger says that he didn’t mean to steal her purse, this part specifically made me ask a question in my head, “Did he take it to help at home?” The second part is where the large women after finding this part out are not mad, she understands him because she herself, in fact, was in poverty herself. She ended up giving him money, feeding him, and then sending him home.

Do you think that meeting Mrs. Jones will turn out to be a turning point in Roger’s life?  I one-hundred percent think that Rodger learned a real lesson, like that he can make lots of money if he works hard and never to steal because of other peoples stories.

The kindest thing I’ve ever done for someone I know is when I was at my  Cabin My mom started having a diabetic low,  me and my grandma are the only ones there, and I ran four cabins down in bare feet on garvel to find people to help us lift her.

This story is a lot about how poverty can affect people. I related it to what we are learning about in social, how the YCJA focuses of Rehablitaion of young offenders and that’s like how Rodger got taught a lesson and set him out on the right track.

Gibby is thinking about, being a Happy Camper

Problems teens face today consist of pressure from parents and community members to be the best, better then they were when they were young, all this stress to me can cause me to break down and do worse than normal. It’s not appropriate to say whats wrong with teens, we should be saying what’s   right about teens  today, teens are way more inclusive and willing to try things and so open to new people and their beliefs, this is a large advance from our parents generation for example women weren’t aloud to vote  until 1917 . teens today are in more trouble because of how social media can ruin a persons reputation really fast. I personally cannot think of a time I left the campsite better than how I found it but I should its easy to do, sometimes it can  be hard to think of something to do. Connect the dots to me means to bring everyone together and that we can’t be something without the different groups. I have had coaches and teachers that make me feel like they believe more in me than I do, example one is Dolly from soccer  always cheers for me and pushes me to be better  at keeper, he definitely invested a lot of time into making me the keeper I am today. My new defence partner in hockey was forward but she was very nervous to play defence and I definitely try to help her and she is actually really good.  To me a happy camper is someone who makes the best out of every situation and is always trying to lift others. I will know I am a happy camper when i see someone have their moment in the spotlight because of me.

Gibby is thinking about, Signs of Intelligence


Set G- Madison

Romans 7:14-23

Paul talks about himself and how he personally feels about what he has done. The pain he has caused causes him pain, however not physically mentally.


1 Corinthians 2:1-5

 Paul didn’t proclaim to them the word of God, he left it on the power of spirit.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

This passage is representative of how we feel pain sometimes this is how God wants it When we feel pain we understand a different way of thinking. This helps us to understand God, power is made perfect in weakness.

Gibby is thinking about, Commandments of the Church

The commandments of the Church are like the “requirements” of what you should be doing to give back to the Church and God. They are what events you should be attending and how often and other things similar you could call it ‘the demands of the church”. Many of these commandments are similar to what they used to be however a lot has changed since then. These “demands” were produced around the time of the protestant reformation, the older ones are more about keeping people to continue exploring their catholic faith. Today the commandments are more about you making up your own mind. Todays commandments allow you to have a balance of giving to yourself, God and the Church.

The Commandments of the Church:

1.You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation.

2.You shall confess your sins at least once a year.

3.You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once during the Easter season.

4.You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.

5.You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.

Gibby is thinking about, Motivation

My motivation is to be recognized for my achievements, constantly feel like I am achieving something, and feel like I am using my talents. I like to have a positive environment with people  that are easy to deal with and that make me feel happy, I enjoy being somewhat independent however enjoy having support from others. the environment I work  in has to be light, and quiet. I like working for people, and constantly feeling like I am doing something new, or helping out someone. i like to make people happy  and work in a peaceful environment.

Gibby is thinking about, Knowledge

When I took my  knowledge quiz it said I like creative arts and I see why, I absolutly love art na I really like to draw it’s fun and it calms me down. I am intreseted in music I listen to it all the time, it is one of my favorite things to do, I am also into going to dinner thaters with my grandma. Part two thay said I like is physical educartions witch means I like sports and wellness science, I really like sports and I think it would be really cool to see how medicne works and how to diet and live a healthy lifestyle.

Gibby is thinking about, My Interests

I am a shepherd. I am  someone who like to help others and tends to be drawn towards others I ofen lead large crowds. I am patient with other poeple, ready to listen and will except ideas and creatively change them. I give very good support along with good advice. I like to revole around other people( their needs, perspectives, and ideas) I also have a side that is very creative, I like to express myself and create thing I like while enjoying what I am making.


Gibby is thinking about, The Ten Commandments

1. I am the LORD your God:
you shall not have
strange Gods before me.

1a. You shall always love God, and never betray Him

2. You shall not take
the name of the LORD your God in vain.

2a. You shall respect God’s name

3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’S Day.

3a. You shall not please satan on the lord’s day

4. Honor your father and your mother.

4a. You shall not disprespect your mother and father.

5. You shall not kill.

5a. You shall let others live life, how you expect for yourself

6. You shall not commit adultery.

6a. You shall honour you spouse for eternity

7. You shall not steal.

7a. You shall purchase what you can afford

8. You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbor.

8a. You shall be honest

9. You shall not covet
your neighbor’s wife.

9a. You shall let control your jelousy and your actions

10. You shall not covet
your neighbor’s goods.

10a. You shall be greatful for what you own