"...please excuse me if I get choked up here and there, because the thug in me has died."
For some reason, we never had enough food -- even with donations from the food bank. As each month drew to an end, I always anticipated the first of the month for our monthly trip to the supermarket.
...Coming from a place where being a welfare-service recipient was a necessity of survival, to later serving on the Leadership Council for Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (major service & opportunity givers), is an amazing honor.
....a recipient to a giver. I see the beauty of my struggles and the advancements of what my service has brought me...
Even in Aspen at the Aspen Ideas Festival, gathering of the great minds, I feel like I am at the mountain-top of service. Service begins full circle. A recipient to a giver. I see the beauty of my struggles and the advancements of what my service has brought me, I acknowledge and realize the surrounding mountains.