Many of us were blessed with such a beautiful life. A roof over our head, food on the table everyday, and an education to better our lives. And we take it for granted! Not everyone can be that lucky. Some have none of those things at all. Now I don’t know about everyone else but god certainly did not put me on this planet to just stand by and watch others struggle, while I live a rich and healthy life.
When I was in Barcelona and Madrid I noticed that there were many homeless men and women. So every morning I went and got 20 – 1 Euro coins and as I would walk around touring the cities I would hand a Euro or two out to those in need on the street begging for help. One day one of the older woman I was touring with asked me “why do I do that?” I was shocked. I didn’t know what to say. Not because I wasn’t sure why or lost for words but because this woman was questioning why I was helping others.. It blew my mind that there are people out there that think like that. That they are above everyone else.
The reason to volunteer isn’t to get rewarded or a pat on the back. For me I want to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. If I can change someone’s day and make them smile, that is my reward! You never know how much something so small can mean the world to someone. Who knows you might be the reason they survive another day. Whether its bathing dogs at the shelter, sitting down and talking with the homeless, feeding the poor, or building homes for families in Haiti. Knowing you made a positive impact on someone is the greatest feeling ever!
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. You’re not paid in money or recognition, you’re paid in love. People may forget what you said or what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel. Get out there and be that difference! Whether its volunteering at soup kitchen, abroad in a foreign country, or just a random act of kindness it goes a long way!
“Individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean”