Essay on three of the most important supplies a person can use to successfully journey through life.

Essay by a_beautifulmistakeHigh School, 11th gradeA+, October 2004

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"Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight."

When you make a wish, do you think it through? Many people tend to wish for something off the top of their heads, usually material things. However, others wish for things that will help them through life. Maybe we should wish to be as courageous as the star that we are wishing upon, the star that was brave enough to be the first one to come out and shine. We should all be like that star, shouldn't we? Not afraid to be different and unique, to stand out from the crowd? Many people would be tremendously successful if they found the courage to stand up for themselves, their ideas, beliefs and passions, wouldn't they? We all want to be proud of ourselves and our achievements, but so many of us lack the audaciousness to show it.

If we were all as brave as we would like to be, then we wouldn't be fearful to take a chance on something, a leap of faith, or to have a new experience. Life is all about new experiences and taking chances, so maybe wishing on a brave star wouldn't be such a bad idea.

The stars continuously light up the sky with their tremendous brilliance, never holding back an ounce of their splendor. They turn the dark sky into a beautiful masterpiece, and love can do the same for us. "A life without love is no life at all," said Leonardo DaVinci, and he was, without question, right. Love brings out the best in all of us, and we need it, thrive on it, and yet so many of us are scared of it. Why are we...