What I Really Want

I will be the first to admit that desperately want an iPad, a new iPod, that adorable jacket I found at Anthropologie, the super cute shoes I saw on-line and well I could go on and on. I will also be the first to admit that I often bug my parents with all of my ‘wants’ and ‘have to haves’. But then something happens. I go make dinner at Palmetto House or serve to the guests at Tri County and suddenly all my ‘wants’ and ‘have to haves’ go away. What takes its place? Determination. I want to help them and make sure that they have meals. I am able to eat three healthy meals every day. I have a warm bed to sleep in every night.  I have a family who loves and supports me.  I am able to go to a fantastic school. I have everything I need. Sometime you get so wrapped up in the wants that you forget that you have everything you really need. There are so many people who don’t have basic needs such as food and clothing. My wants turn from an iPad or and iPod to I want to makes sure they have a healthy meal and to make sure that cute little boy at the Palmetto House who is homeless has a bed to sleep in.  That is what I really want, to make sure that there are no hungry children. That is my dream, that is what I am determined to make happen.