(In response to a reflection question on Alternative Spring Break)
  
       Why do I personally serve? A question I constantly ask myself and remind myself of everyday. Dedicating my life to public service and helping other is a decision I made a while ago and I haven’t looked back since. I serve because I believe that every small act of kindness and aid can help make a positive Impact on the world. Think about it; if every person in the world dedicated thirty minutes a day or even one hour a week to bettering their community, humans would be a lot more positive and civil to one another. I serve because I love getting to know places that are unfamiliar to me and places I would have otherwise not have gone. I serve because it makes me feel like my place on earth is purposeful and positive. I am passionate about serving because when I leave this world, I will leave knowing I did my best to help others and better the communities I’ve lived in.

            This week of service is not just limited to this one week. Not only have we left a positive mark on the communities we’ve served in that will last past this week, but we have had an empowering experience that will hopefully inspire us continually to give back and serve others/ I strongly believe that we as compassionate humans can make positive human connections that far surpass the duration of our service. Every community experience I’ve had, no matter how long I served for, has stayed with me and empowered me to make a difference in the world. It’s been three years since my teaching in Ghana and I still remember every moment of it and how much it inspired me to continue my passion. 

 


I leave this world, I will leave knowing I did my best to help others and better the communities I’ve lived in.

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