We became friends by accident. One day Jack was playing basketball on the playground. Amazed at how skillful he was, I made up my mind to play as well as him. I was grateful when he agreed to teach me. Every time when I wanted to give up halfway, it was Jack who encouraged me. Gradually, I mastered the skills and became confident enough to challenge the best players in our school.
It happened on a Friday when I was seated in a crowded bus, heading for my school. It was just at that moment that an elderly lady with her little grandson stepped onto the bus. Immediately, I offered my seat to them without hesitation. The elderly lady expressed her great appreciation to me and we enjoyed a pleasant short trip together.
Being a 15-year-old middle school student and feeling my parents have done so much to me, I have been considering what I can do for them to show my gratitude. Last Sunday, when my parents went out shopping, I decided to take this opportunity to do something helpful for our family. Not only did I clean the bowls and cookers, but I put all the messy things away. Tired and sweaty, I was about to open the door to throw rubbish when my parents showed up at the door. They were amazed to see what I had done and praised me. From then on, I determined to work harder to do more for my family.