Thesis Statement/Theme Example 1: Through this accident, I realized how my minor carelessness in driving could cause the grief of the whole family. Example 2: The journey home taught me that sometimes taking the easy way would end up being the hard way. Example 3: When I act upon anger, it makes me do bad things that I will regret in the future. Example 4: At the moment that I heard my mother passed away, I realized that loved ones are not around forever and that they should not be taken for granted. Example 5: The first day of my first job was very difficult, and unexpected problems occurred; however, I learned that if I work through my problems, they would turn into blessing.