Submitted by Cameron
My best friend, Morgan, is one person who inspires me to be better. She NEVER GIVES UP and perseveres through anything. Morgan is also a true friend who would do anything for people she cares about (and even people she does not). Lastly, she goes out of her way to demonstrate kindness. That is only part of why she inspires me to be a better person. Morgan’s perseverance is incredible and I am constantly in awe of what she has overcome. I met Morgan five years ago and each year since someone in her family has died but she does not let that stop her. She continues to work through the pain no matter what. One day, during tug season she nearly broke her hand in a car door but still continued to practice even though it was completely bruised. Similarly, she gave blood one day and then went to practice that afternoon and won a tournament! Those are only a few examples of her ability to overcome obstacles. Another reason, Morgan inspires me is she will help anyone. We often joke about how she cannot say no when people ask her for help. In college, if anyone was ever short a player, Morgan was the first person they would call and she would ALWAYS say yes. She would also volunteer to drive people wherever they needed to go; to the doctor, the grocery store, practice, etc. If you need something, Morgan will find a way to make it happen. Sometimes she even helps when you do not realize it. For example, she used to lock me out of her car when it was raining because she knew how much I loved to stand in the rain. That is one more reason she inspires me to be a better person. Lastly, she is the kindest person I know. Sometimes when I am around her I feel mean because she is just so nice. One time she volunteered to help me move my entire dorm room. I mean she packed up my entire room and carried it to my new place. That is above and beyond the call of duty. This summer my sister got married and she drove ten hours, nearly crashed, got a flat tired, and still made it a day early to help set up and tear down. Again, this just shows how kind Morgan is. To conclude, although I am surrounded by inspirational people, my best friend is the one that pushes me to be my best. When I see the way she overcomes obstacles, cares for the people in her life, and spreads kindness daily. I know that I need to carry on her acts of kindness because it starts with one.