Stories from Growing Leaders
Elias & Jesus
Something hard in this class is doing things we’re not comfortable with, and one thing we are not at ease about is about cutting onions. The reason why we don’t like to cut onions its because they hurt and while we’re blinking and letting tears run down our faces we’re afraid of cutting ourselves. What we like about this class is they make us get over our fears and teach many handy skills so we don’t cut ourselves.
It was a warm school day. Third period. I had just got my popsicle stick pulled out of the plastic green cup. Crap! My turn to cut onions: the worst job in the whole program. I stepped outside, and right away I could feel the strongness of the onions. I sat down and starting cutting. My eyes starting hurting more, and I accidentally cut my finger and it started to bleed. I had to get a band-aid but what I like to remember about this story is that I finished the job.
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