The Greatest Man that Ever Lived
Everyone has a hero in their lives, someone who they look up to: someone very special. This person plays a very important role in your life. As a child, this person teaches you an array of life lessons that stick with you throughout your whole life, from learning how to walk to buying your first home, this special person guides you in all aspects of life. Throughout your journey in life, this idol’s experience and intelligence are the epitome of persona of which you desire as this mentor continues to bestow their wisdom. As life progresses, this is the person that you long to be at all your special events. The day that they are absent, you ache for their presence to share the occasion with; they are the one person who you wish could be there. For me, this person is my grandfather.
Growing up, my grandfather taught me many things. I remember the first time I ever hit a baseball. My grandfather was an avid baseball player who played on local teams around the area. The American pastime was his favorite recreational activity. When he put on his old rugged glove and hurled the ball, it would traverse the plate with the elegance of a Canadian goose coming in for a landing. He taught me how to play the game. He showed me how to concentrate on the ball. Depending on the speed, pitch, and position of the ball, my grandfather showed me when and when not to swing the bat. This is a memory that remains fresh in my head as if it happened yesterday, a memory I will never forget.
Besides playing baseball, my grandfather taught me many other things as I was growing up. He was the one who bought me my first bike and taught me how to ride it. I remember graduating from training wheels and how proud my grandfather was. He showed me how to cook breakfast in the mornings, which lead to me making an annual meal every morning for my mother’s birthday. He tutored me throughout grade school, showing me how to overcome the most impervious problems that tend to multiply as you get older. It seemed as if my grandfather knew everything, and there was nothing that I couldn’t overcome with his guidance. To me, he was the most knowledgeable man who ever walked the face of the...