April 12, 2010

thank you brittany, chrissy, and cheryl

I owe you.

this thursday night,

steve and I will attend chloe's induction into

the National Junior Honor Society.

chloe read your comments on my blog and spoke with you too.

you helped her see

how her choices today will affect her future.

the application was lengthy;

we put it off until the last day.

her classmate, we'll call sally, said,

"you probably won't get accepted,
because you rushed through the application".

sally didn't get accepted.

I'm just sayin'
. . .


chloe wrote the essay entirely by herself

When I wake up the first thing I think about is me, what I’m going to do, where I’m going to go, how my things are going to get done. Normally, that is how everyone is. I know when I’m doing things for my self it may feel good for a little while but it probably won’t last very long. I also know from experience that when you help other people it makes you feel good and proud of yourself for the rest of your life! Not only does it make them feel good, but it makes me feel 10 times better that I know I helped!!!

One thing to really consider is that when you do service you are helping others. I know when I help others, and I see their smiles, I did a good job. I don’t think anyone could like it more than the person you did the service for. In Kerrville, there is a community thrift store for the battered women’s shelter. When I went down to help out, I knew we were in a different part of town. People where cherishing little toys with missing eyes and a set of tea cups with broken handles and chipping paint. When I was helping them carry their loads and loads of things, I would call trash but they called treasures, I knew that I was really helping out these people and changing their lives without doing hardly anything!

Another thing to ponder is how GOOD you feel after you help or do service! The best thing, in my opinion, is helping because it is definitely a win-win situation! They get helped and you get the great, warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you help! I still feel great about doing what service I did and it is something I would definitely recommend to my friends and family!!!

You may think that taking time out of your life and spending more of it for others, you could lose something, but actually you gain much much more! The more you give the more you get! Service is one of those things that you get addicted to, in a good way.

I am so proud of her!

(it takes a village)


Marci said...

Way to go Chloe!

Steve said...

Good job Chloe. And thanks to everyone that helped.

Brittany said...

I love Chloe's essay! She definitely belongs in that society.

The Chrissy Herself said...

And what exactly did I say to here again? :-)

I really like her essay too... well done!


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I married my high school sweetheart 34 years ago in the LDS Temple. I have 4 children (3 married, and a 14 year old) and 6 grandchildren. I lived my entire life in California, until 6 years ago. I now reside in San Antonio, Texas. The most important thing to me is my family; I have invested the most in them and it has paid great dividends. I love doing anything creative that beautifies my surroundings and I love nature. I minored in Art and majored in Interior Design at BYU, yet, my profession is a Tax Preparer.

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