“You must be the change you want to see in the world,” Gandhi once said. For me, this motive was homelessness. As a child, I started to become aware of the situation that many choose to ignore as many people were struggling to make it with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
When I was 12, I met a homeless woman who changed my life. She stood alone on a corner with a faint look. She was starving.
When I arrived at Sushi Sake with my mom, I stared at my food like it didn’t belong to me. I packed some food to go for the women. We looked throughout each street in search of her, but we never found her.
Ever since I have walked through life in finding more like her. You can’t go anywhere in a large city without seeing a box where a homeless person lives, or just seeing one holding a sign saying that they “homeless and hungry please help.” As I continue growing up it then motivated me to decide to do something about in any way I can. I was born into this loving, supportive family and if any one of them has food and a home, I do as well. Sadly, so many people are born into a different type of life, one without love, support, food or shelter. I sometimes feel because I have such love surrounding me that it is only right that I try to help those who weren’t as fortunate as I was.