Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Doing this helped me realize that I don’t have to do much to help some out. - Veterans Village essay by N.R.


Maya Angelou once said, “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.” Everyday I try my best to please everyone I come in contact, whether its at school or in store. I know you can’t please everyone, but I at least try to put a smile on their face. It is sometimes easy to get loss in the luxurious things that we have, but we always need to remind ourselves that everyone isn’t as lucky as others. This project with the veteran’s village really humbles you and reminds you that you are truly blessed.
When working at the veteran’s village my job was to bring a type of desert, I made rice Krispy treats with a drizzle of icing. When pulling up to the building I was somewhat shocked of where it I was. I saw some other people from my class, and I went to the room and begin setting up. One of my peers brought me some good food. He brought chickens, corn and sausage and it was seasoned to the tea! I was so amazed at the items he brought, I honestly felt bad because I fell as if I didn’t bring enough. We begin rearranging the room around to get ready for the people to come. We each served our dish and mingled a bit with the people. It was such a heartwarming experience to talk to the people and you genuine feel like you helped them in such an amazing way. After serving everyone we cleaned up and took a group picture. It only took about 45min in total for the whole thing. Just imagine doing that everyday and all it takes is 45min. Amazing!
Doing this helped my realize that I don’t have to do much to help some out. The skills that I have for cooking and making someone smile helped this situation a lot. It didn’t take much for me to put my dish together, but the fact that it fed so many people was truly a blessing.
I think other people should find ways to contribute because it really humbles you as a person, and it because it could be something easy and convenient and Ms. Soldani really showed me that. Some easy things you could do to contribute is donating clothes, volunteer at the shelter, and just giving back.