Today, I spent Easter Sunday at Toronto’s Centre Islan handing out over 500 chocolate eggs to children and their families. It was nice to spend a day giving back to the community in a very minimal way. Taking time from seeing my own family and spending it with other families was extremely rewarding. Someone who stood out to me was a single mother with three little ones. She told me she was struggling to make ends meet as she would work two jobs in order to provide for her little ones. She said getting the chance for her little ones and herself meet me made her day. Telling the mother about my struggles growing up and how I, too, also work many jobs in order to make ends meet. It is strenuous to work so much and do other tasks day after day, but working for things are only more rewarding to yourself in the end.
I know I am not able to change the world, but I do believe a single person has the ability to make someone’s world. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have people in my life who motivated me to go far with my life. I still have many of these people still around today, but for those who are not, I know they would be exceptionally proud of what I have done with myself. I, Ronnie (full name: Veronica Katharine) Allen am not a person you can describe in one sentence. I strive to make it my life mission to help people and make their lives better. As a career, I plan to become a police officer in the Emergency Task Force. This September will mark the first step in my journey to reach the ultimate goal as I am going to be pursuing criminology. I believe the purpose of life is to give back to society and to make your community a great place in order to live life at its finest. I know a person can only do so much, but taking the time to put a smile on someone’s face makes me feel accomplished; I encourage others to do the same. Take a moment to think about how you can give back to your friends, teachers, coworkers, family in order to light up their day.