Their smiles drove chills throughout my body. Tears filled my eyes. I watched the children I played with transform from shy to energetic because I showed them it was normal to have fun. Parents thanked me because they had three hours a day for themselves. Mission trips and time at homeless shelters made me realize I want to help others. Key Club and Oconomowoc Hospital allow me to continue my service. For me, service is giving and sharing. It’s about people—what I give to them, what they teach me and the feelings we share.
January 17, 2011