Sunday, December 24, 2017

CA: I hope people will refrain from buying one more thing for themselves and go buy something for someone else

AMH2020 student
When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.” -Jens Stoltenberg 

A small act of kindness goes a long way. You can make some’s day by the smallest action. My small act of kindness for this service project was to bring in two towels, a blanket and a twenty dollar target gift card for the veterans for Christmas gifts. It is incredible how a group of people can bring in a few items and it is enough to give all of the veterans at veteran’s village Christmas gifts. Which I for one am happy to have contributed too. 

This service project related to my core value of love because it shows love for complete strangers and love for their service for our country. I related to my major of education because my main reason for wanting to be teacher is to be able to help people every day so getting to help the veterans was such a rewarding feeling. 

We take for granted the things we have that are just handed to us when men that served our country are left with so little. We don’t realize there are people without blankets and towels to use every day. It was also a good idea to get them gift cards so they can go to the store and buy something of their choosing that will make them happy this holiday season. It is important to give back and not take these things for granted. This service project inspired me to not only give back during the holidays but to give back throughout the year. 

I hope people in the community become inspired to help the less fortunate during this holiday season. I hope people will refrain from buying one more thing for themselves and go buy something for someone else. Giving is such a more rewarding feeling than receiving and that is something everyone should experience this holiday season. 

Something everyone should take away from these service project is that all small acts of kindness are appreciated and showing that you care can really have a great effect on people.