As I pull up to the intersection of Blairstone and Apalachee Parkway there is an old man standing
there with a sign that reads, “Hungry Please Anything Helps”.
I pull my car closer to the light and closer to him and I struggle with the thought if I should give him money, or not. I don’t look him in the eyes because I am ashamed of myself of not providing him with help. But I am faced with the thought that
the man may use my money to go buy drugs, or to go buy alcohol.
Who am I to judge this man without knowing the facts? He could truly be in need and he could really need this few dollars that have to go feed himself. So I roll window down and hand him the spare dollars I have in my pocket and a smile grows on his face, he looks so grateful and thanks me for my kindness.
So when Dr. Soldani told us about helping out at the Veteran’s Village I was pleased to help, but with my night work schedule I couldn’t.
When she told use about the bag I knew I could do that.
So I went to Wal-Mart to gather all my supplies or the bag. I was surprised at the number of people that took time out of there to complete this task.
There were more bags in Dr. Soldani’s office than I thought there would be. It felt good to do something for someone else in need. Hopefully this act of kindness will spread and cause people to do more kind things for other people.
This world is beginning to become filled with hate and selfishness and as Ellen
DeGeneres said, “We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I
definitely want to contribute to that.”
My career path is in the medical feel so I will always be at the service for other people in need. The fact that I enjoyed this service project makes me believe that I have chosen the correct career path.
As I started involving myself in service project it made me realize that I would like to go into the medical field because I would always be serving people that need help.