What is CAS to me today?

Every time I think about my CAS project I think about the impact it has had on my life. Taking into account all the process I have gone through. Starting with the smallest thing of wondering what I wanted to do. All my life I have planned to help someone in need. I have learned along the way how important it is to be able to give without receiving anything in return. To show people and the community that giving hands are never empty. CAS gives you the opportunity to actually make a difference in someone’s life, it gives you the motivation to go above and beyond your expectations as long as you have a meaningful goal that you can accomplish. I think that’s what has influenced me the most in my life. No matter how big or small the action is, the important thing is to know that you did it with the purpose of being able to do something for someone without any need to expect them to do the same for you. To be able to support others and as well have people believe that what you do is meaningful. Personally, being able to help a family whose house was burned down by a fire and seeing how the community exalts the spirit of coming together to help this family is what inspires me to be a better person. Geyra and I raised money to be able to help this family with basic food baskets that bring gratitude to this grieving family. Besides that, being able to leave them a basic food basket every 15 days and expressing empathy towards them, the appreciation and gratitude makes me think about what kind of person I am and what I am doing to make a difference for them and in my life as well. My project has impacted my life and made me grow more as a young human being because what I do may be important but the way I do it is what reflects who I really am. And being able to do something that I have been familiar with for a long time enriches my experience as a humankind and helps me understand my purpose in life. It makes me realize that I don’t have to do things because I want recognition for it, I do what I do because I’m willing to sacrifice my own needs in order to help someone else. And that’s when I realize that what you do is meaningful, but how you do things is what makes the difference. Change begins once you admit that things are possible when you believe in yourself and you push yourself to achieve it. 


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