On Sunday March 25, 2012 I experienced the most beautiful thing that an individual ever can. It was amazing seeing those eyes sparkle and being the reason why everyone has a smile on their face. Sunday, I had volunteered at an organization called ” Give Kids the World.” I thank Disney for giving this opportunity to me and allowing me to create magic in their lives.
I had the most amazing role in GKTW. Once I have entered the village it felt like I was in a whole different planet. It was beautiful. It was having the kids and family to forget about all their problems, worries and have fun. Being part of their happiness made me happy; having the best feeling ever. It made me realize how the smallest thing to them means everything. After all, “To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.”(Bill Wilson)
John Dewey quotes: ” all genuine education comes about through experience.” Meaning experiences in life and education are intertwined with one another. What is learnt is based on experience and experience is based on what is learned. As far as my volunteer work goes I learned that I can make a difference in someone’s world. That I can make a change for them and forget about everything. I too, forgot about my stress and work for those four hours. Dewey also mentions that “experience is a force that either moves a person toward or away from learning.” In my case it definetely made me move toward learning. Learning as in how one feels, what makes them happy or upset. A way of approaching and understanding an individual. In GKTW I learned that everyday and everything should be appreciated. Be grateful for being the way I am, healthy and everyone around me.
Being a volunteer at Give Kids the World may seem something small perhaps. But it really isn’t. Matter of fact it is huge. It is making their wish come true. For that day or week it is making sure it is all about them. I now will look at everyone differently. Afterall, everyone has a story that is hidden behind their eyes.
“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.” I believe I was involved with being part of that person’s world. I truly did witness thier happiness. I sensed them floating on clouds and just being themselves without worrying about their illness or any other situation.