Tag Archives: Service Quotes

Food for Thought

30 Mar

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Student volunteers resurface a playground at Homan Park during Make a Difference Day.  The SERVE Committee works closely with community partners, local businesses, and campus organizations to make this event a success!

Ambassador Heather resurfaces a playground with other student-volunteers at Holman Park during Make a Difference Day.

This quote perfectly describes what I have found with my service experiences. I have served in various places from giving food at the Poverello House in downtown Fresno to building a community center for a village in Fiji. No matter the experience, I always find that it feels really good to give my time for someone else. My experiences have caused me to look at my community more positively and understand the difference I can make. In addition, service has allowed me to surround myself with positive people whose dedication to others is truly inspiring. I have found a niche with these people and share some awesome memories with them.

Because of service I have met incredible people, made lasting memories, and gained new perspectives and goals. My hope is that I will continue to define myself as someone who lives to serve others. I have found myself in service.Have you ever “lost yourself” in service to others?  How has serving others impacted you?

~Ambassador Heather

Food for Thought

29 Oct

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” -Mother Teresa

Picture taken by Taylor Daly at Tamarack Beach in Carlsbad, Ca.

This quote has always stuck out at me in regards to service.  Many people believe that their service goes unnoticed.  They believe that they really can’t make a difference.  It is true: somebody can’t do everything, but everybody can do something.  With the combined efforts of all volunteers, change begins to emerge.  Volunteering is never a wasted effort.  If more people were to volunteer, the impact on our city, nation, and world would increase.  Teamwork is what leads us to greater change and a better community.  By working together, change can happen, and quickly! Get involved in your community and see the impact that it has.  Encourage friends and family to participate with you!

-Ambassador Taylor 

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