Sunday, December 9, 2018

Service Project: Cecily - "This is honestly sad and young people like me should help out more and take care of the veterans"

“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
I choose this quote because I love Maya Angelou also this a true statement. Even when someone is angry with you or bitter they will always remember how I made them feel. This is beautiful quote to me and I live by it.
    Firstly, I want to start out on talking about what I did at the veteran’s village. I passed by the veteran’s village building a couple of times but never thought much of it until I came there. At first, I didn’t want to come because it was raining but I signed up for feeding the veterans so I had to keep my commitment I made. I brought some sodas and trash bags to contribute to feeding the veterans. I got to the place very early and I notice that it wasn’t that many people, so I thought it was the wrong building, but I eventually seen my teacher. I got my sodas out and they were two men that help me carry four twelve packs of sodas.  It was only like four students and others I didn’t know who help serve the veterans. At first it was kind of awkward because we weren’t talking to each other but then we introduce ourselves after our teacher wanted us to communicate with each other. I learned new things with myself and others we were all similar and struggling college students. At first, I started out serving but me and this other girl switch places and I was handing out napkins and forks. The veterans were super nice and thankful even one person told me that no one really comes to visit them, and I felt bad for them. It was fast paced and didn’t last more than hour. We cleaned up the place and took a picture and I also got a plate of jambalaya rice and chicken.  

   This help me use my core values and a meaningful way because I felt good helping others. I had empathy for the others and I just wanted to see smiles on these people face. I am not new to serving people because when I was younger me and my grandma used to serve the homeless every Christmas day. Also, this help me communicate with people because I am not that good at communication. I don’t really put myself out there to talk to others unless they speak to me and I need to work on these values.
  I feel like people need to get out and help other people out especially around the holidays. It doesn’t take long to feed the homeless or veterans. Just think if you were in their shoes and you didn’t have a good meal every day or someone genuine to talk to. This is honestly sad and young people like me should help out  more and take care of the veterans.  I feel like you should do something nice for the homeless or veterans at least once a ye