The "this i believe" essays are approximately the same length as a standard SAT essay (300-500 words) . Note the examples and concrete details each person uses in response to the prompt: "What do you believe?"
Two of my favorite essays:
Be Cool To The Pizza Delivery Dude « Sarah Adams This I Believe
We know them. We depend on them. We call them out on cold, rainy nights. Now, NPR listener Sarah Adams tells us why her life philosophy is built around being cool to the pizza delivery dude.
Finding Prosperity by Feeding Monkeys « Harold Taw This I Believe
Forget the cake and presents. Listener Harold Taw has his own unique birthday tradition – one prescribed by a Burmese monk. By faithfully following it, Taw believes he’s helped his family to prosper.
Special Feature: Reflections On Giving
We can give with our money, we can give of our time, we can give with a smile and an open heart. In this season of giving, our essayists offer their beliefs on the importance of connecting and sharing with each other. Happy holidays from This I Believe.
- In Giving I Connect With Others
- All The Joy The World Contains
- Peace Begins With One Person
- The Designated Celebrator