I’ve never been so hungry that it keeps me awake at night. Nor have I slept outside in the bleak midwinter. However, a surprisingly large number of people have had these experiences. It can be hard to remember how fortunate we are unless we have a constant reminder of all the benefits we have – or all these benefits that others lack.
My goal for this upcoming community service trip is to take in everything that surrounds me – and to remember it so that at every time I encounter a situation where I can truly give help, I will be able to magnify the lessons I’ve learned. This will continually increase the extent of help that those in need can get. Just as Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” I will hope to never stop giving what I can of myself to those who need it.