“I know what it is to be in need and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him that gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12-13
Alternative Break Leadersip Experience in Atlanta, GA
My heart hurts, yet is filled with so much joy and hope for these refugee kids. Our time in Atlanta has been full of learning, and growing. Even through the midst of middle school drama, I loved every bit of their craziness.
Happiness is being surrounded by love and loving yourself. Being comfortable with who I am, and allowing others to be themselves. It's the ability to see beauty in everything, and not allowing most things to get to me. I'm truly in my element when I'm serving, traveling and worshiping. Happiness to me is having hope, something to believe in and knowing where you stand in the world and always striving to better yourself through volunteering, growing and learning. Happiness is being content and having authenticity, having empathy and being surrounded by loving, supportive and gracious people. It's laughing, being silly, and absolutely pouring your love into God's love for us.
Being successful comes from within. I am and will continue to be successful because of friends like these, that will do anything for you, like share a twin size bed and fall asleep perfectly content. I will be successful if I can continue to love others, have empathy and know life isn't about extrinsic awards, but how you impact people without needing others to see. When I'm at the point where I have an abundance of resources, and opportunities available, not necessarily money but wonderful people surrounded by me, always with support and encouragement, because that is so important. I know I will never be done learning and growing and I think success comes from an open-mind, a full heart and whole bunch of true love.
The best service team I could ask for
Office of Service Leadership
Future licensed psychologists
Suffering has played the role in my life through learning. It's allowed me to grow and learn on others when I don't think I can. It's allowed me to become a better person because it's increased my awareness of how God plays a significant role in my life. It gives me the ability step back and visualize how God is manifested in every molecule within me. It builds character, empathy and my resilience and shown me the power of friendships.