Recall an experience when a member of your family or a friend, who had no sympathy for an activity or work that you found rewarding, “reluctantly admitted there must be some virtue in it.” Write a narration of events leading up to this change in the person’s judgement.
Describe what your family dinners are like.
Describe your first experience with death. Was it with a family member? Pet?
What family member, friend, or acquaintance do you wish you were closer to?
If you could speak to one family member who has passed on, who would you pick?
Write about a Canadian hero you wish to honour and praise. This hero may be a friend, a family member, a local hero, or a national hero, alive or dead.
If you had to choose between loyalty to your family and loyalty to your country, what decision would you make?
How would you handle a situation in which you were forbidden by your family to associate with a young man or woman whom you really wanted to see? Do you believe it’s possible for two young people to fall in love when they don’t really know very much about each other?