Tuesday, May 7, 2019

I did not do anything too important besides bringing myself and food. - Veterans Village essay by C.L.



“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

I attended my first and last veteran’s village dinner on April 25, 2019. I did not stay the entire time but I did stay for at least 30 minutes. I arrived at the place before 6:20 and was very lost but ended up asking a man outside if the veteran’s dinner was held in that area and confirmed it with me so I got out and brought my food up. I was greeted by Aaron and a few other students. I brought my dish inside and just chilled for some time. I did not do anything too important besides bringing myself and food.
I believe that me bringing the food may have contributed to someone’s health and well being.  There may have been someone in the room who was hungry and did not have money for food. There may have been someone in the room who enjoyed us doing these small things for them because they are not used to people thanking them very much. I enjoy helping people and giving them the thank you they deserve. I hope I brought a smile on someone’s face.
Other people should find ways to contribute because it is always good to give back to your community. One day, someone may be in a situation they never thought they would see themselves in, let’s say homelessness due to a hurricane. The person would be looking for help and expecting help from other people. But if we do not contribute than how can we expect? If we did not contribute while we have the money, we may not get anything in return or we may end up receiving something in return and getting back on our feet which will make us realize the importance of giving back to our communities. Give and you shall receive.