I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou. This famous quote by Maya Angelou was exactly how I felt when I did my last service project. I feel like the veterans will never forget it. For my last service project I decided to do something that I’ve never done before. Which now that I think about it, amazes me. I went to Publix and bought five gift cards and donate it to the veterans.
As mention before, I’ve never done this before and the feeling that I got from doing this was an extraordinary feeling. I felt really good about myself for doing such a satisfying thing for them. I wish I could have seen their faces when they were getting the gift cards but, sadly I couldn’t.
Another reason why I choose to donate the five gift cards instead of the other options was because I felt that with the gift cards the veterans can buy anything they wanted whether it was groceries or just personal needs. They can also use it whenever they want without them worrying about it expiring or anything like that. That’s why I went with the option of getting the gift cards for them because they can get more out of it in my opinion.
When doing this service project I really didn’t think it would have any sort of impact on my educational path but I was wrong. The impact this service project had on my educational path was really good. It made me realized how important it is to help other less unfortunate people especially in the world that we live in today. People are mean to each other and have lots of hate for one another. Anyone can make a difference in someone’s life whether is by donating gift cards, give food or just giving them an unforgettable experience. People will never forget how you made them feel and that’s where the quote comes in place.
This service project also tied in with my educational career too because it involved doing something good for a group of people that have gone through a lot and have experience a lot in their life. This is why I think that this project service really made an impact on my educational path because not only did it open my eyes to help the less unfortunate people but the experience that I got from it will help me along my educational path.
We all heard the saying do good feel good. Well for my service project I felt that by me doing something good for the veterans it might have impacted them to do something good for other people or just between the veterans themselves. From the donations they got I feel like that felt extremely happy and excited when they got their donations. This shows them that there are still people out there in the world that are kind and full of good intentions. Hopefully someone of them can learn from the experience and can pass it on to one another and possibly impact someone else’s life. Like the way some of my classmates and I did.
Overall, this was a really wonderful experience for me because this was my first time donating to a group of people. The service project only impacted me as a person but as a human being. I learned that we should all try to do something as simple as say thank you and be kind to one another because just maybe your kindness can impact someone’s life believe it or not.