I’ve only recently realized how fortunate I am. Growing up surrounded by families who always seemed richer or happier, I was never content with my own life. I felt as if I didn’t have enough or I wished I could have been born as a different person. But somehow during this last winter break, something hit me and I began to see from a different perspective how blessed my life truly is. Even though I may not be remotely as well off as other people in a lot of aspects, because there is a lot I can be grateful for, it has given me a huge incentive to go and help those who are less fortunate. 

And with that, I do what I do because I’ve come to appreciate all that I have. Although I might not necessarily have all the resources I need to make a huge difference, I’ve come to terms that every little attempt in helping someone can still effect them and even minute difference are important. I have always really taken to heart when a stranger has done any kind act; even the simplest thing as putting a smile on my face could change my entire day around. Now, I want to be able to be that stranger that I’ve always valued and secretly thanked for making my day a little better.

I’ve taken from that winter break that life is too short and one should try one’s best if they can to aid those who may not be as well off as them. I think it is importance to see that even if your life doesn’t seem as grandiose as other people’s may be, there will always be ways that we can all still contribute in helping others, no matter how small the act. Not only is there satisfaction to be able to help others, but it is also making a difference for them in a positive way. I want to be able to spread my knowledge and the resources to make an important on others, and not take for granted what I have anymore.

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