“We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” (Ellen DeGeneres). This quote really stuck out to me because it is one that I have heard a good amount of my life and chose to live by. I always believed that people should spread love, not hate. At Veterans village I helped out by contributing my own time and money into seeing joy in others. No amount of time or money could make up how happy I was to be helping out I started off by buying 5 pizza pies and handed them out slice by slice to each Veteran who walked through the doors. It was really rewarding to be able to see how grateful they were.
I used my core values and beliefs in a meaningful way. I was always raised to give back and help out with my community, especially to those who are in need. Veterans have risked their lives to help save and serve our country and I could not be more grateful to them for all they have done.
Others should always find a way to contribute. By helping out your community and helping out those in need there is never a more fulfilling feeling than that. It always feels good to give back and be able to realize by helping out with one small thing you could make one person or more’s day or even week.