“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
- Audrey Hepburn
While a Veterans Village Dr. Soldani gave me the all important task of cutting the cake and passing it out to the veterans . Although it sounds like a simple task I could tell it really made a difference. It felt good to see that something I thought was small could make an impact on someone’s day . I also made the incredible mac n cheese that I hope everyone liked. It felt good to share a family recipe with other people.
This experience helped me use my core values because I love helping others. I used to volunteer a lot while in high school but when I came to college it seemed like I didn’t have time or know who to help or volunteer for. This gave me the opportunity to spend less than an hour of my day to help a group of people and it felt amazing . It really showed me that all you have to do is ask how you can help and you can really make a difference.
Other people should find ways to contribute because even if doing something doesn’t seem like a big deal to you it can really make a difference to someone else. Its important to help others because it can really brighten someone up if they are going through a rough patch. Giving back also helps the community and that community can help you if you are ever in need of it . giving even a little of your time can make a big difference and its important to give even if that’s all you have to give.