In volunteering to give back to my community, I faced many obstacles and tribulations, but the fact of the matter was I helped those in need.
June 16th, 2008 was one of the best days of my birthday I didn’t really feel the urge to make that day about me because every year this day was ‘’my’’ day. I wanted to give to those less fortunate than me. It’s better to give than receive is what I was always told, so I wanted to use that in effect. This was never a thought in my mind to let someone else have my special day, so I knew ...view middle of the document...
Immediately I felt sorry for the family, so I took all my birthday money I collected, and I gave them every penny of it. No thought of selfishness ran through my mind, I just knew I was doing the right thing. And for that my feeling was serene all around. But no way was I finished, my mission was not yet accomplished. The closer we got downtown the more homeless people we saw. By the end of the route I had no more money, and I still had the desire to give them more, they needed it more than me. As we witnessed the last homeless family, I couldn’t cope with the fact that I had no more money, but I knew these people will be grateful with anything I give, with that I decided to buy them a meal. Who would turn down food right? Well they definitely didn’t, and sure thanked me until they couldn’t thank me anymore. But through it all I gave God the praise, for putting the spirit of giving in my heart on my birthday, I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday.
In conclusion, as my day came to an end I knew I did what no other would think of on their birthday. Give than receive, and still had fun doing it. My mission was now complete.