Young Social Impact Heroes: How George H.W. Bush Points Of Light Awards Winners, Shreyaa and Esha Venkat Are Creating Opportunities For People To Help Those Who Are Less Fortunate
Walking around the city, we observe different types of people. We saw well-dressed men in suits and ties, always in a rush. We saw some girls sitting outside a coffee shop, talking and laughing with each other. We saw a couple strolling through a park, hand in hand, enjoying the scenery together. We saw children begging their mothers to buy them the coolest toys at the store downtown. You may be saying to yourself, this sounds like a perfectly normal day in D.C. However, if you shift your perspective slightly, you’ll see the world through a whole new lens. You’ll notice someone in a wheelchair on the street corner with a ragged cardboard sign. You’ll notice men gazing imploringly at a coffee shop, stomachs growling in hunger. You’ll notice a woman sitting alone in a park, crying silently in pain and frustration. You’ll notice a child counting pennies in a cup, hoping he can afford a new pair of socks.
Most of us would probably ignore them, thinking that there isn’t anything we can do or that someone else will help them. But that’s not the reality. We take advantage of what we’re given and aren’t grateful enough for what we have. However, we believe that it doesn’t matter how big or small your contribution is to your community, it just matters that you do something to help.