“Individuals who undergo transitions into new experiences may encounter challenges but the outcome is transformative. Therefore, we can clearly discern that people change as they encounter new experiences. In the prescribed text “Simple Gift” by Steven Herrick and through the related text “Crossing the red sea” by Peter Skrznecki. Explore transitions which emerge from the holistic bonds and connections, lesson of friendship and morality learned from these experiences. Both Billy and the immigrants expose the ways in which moving into a new world, whilst fraught with difficulties, provides individuals with the opportunity to transform their lives in ways they never thought possible when they were younger.