Can You Be Happy Under Challenging Conditions?

By Hali P It was the summer between my junior and senior years of high school. I was excited to begin my senior year and for the challenge six Advanced Placement classes would bring.  I was going to be a leader in a council for a church class.  I was going to play on the school’s tennis team and continue being a member of the orchestra.  That was the plan until life threw a curve ball at me. I became very ill that summer and spent most of my time sleeping or at the doctor’s office. After a...
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What Is True Happiness?

By Kody B. At the beginning of my sophomore year of high school I was at the stage in my life where all I wanted to do was to be seen, be cool, and be popular.  All I cared about is what people thought of me, how they reacted when I was around, and what people said about me. I was living what I thought was the “high life.” I had everything I wanted: friends, a great social life, and good grades. But was I really happy?  By my senior year I had some doubts.   I began to realize that this ki...
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