This may seem like an obvious statement. As college students we are usually broke and will take anything free whether that be free food or free random things that will not benefit us in anyway, but we take them anyway. This week I learned that sometimes free doesn’t always have to be material things.
As I have mentioned in other posts I am part of College Mentors For Kids. What we do is mentor kids from inner city schools and provide them with information about higher education, but also a friendship. Being in this group has showed me that the best things in life really are free. We do not get paid to mentor this kids, but we get so much more in return. This week College Mentors For Kids hosted an event called the Inspire Awards. At these awards community leaders, businesses, and many more are nominated, evaluated, and awarded for mentoring others. Seeing this showed me that even as I get older I can take this idea forward.
I also was able to volunteer at the Greenhouse at the Indiana School for Blind and Visually Impaired. Volunteering at the blind school was great, because I was able to have fun while doing it. I think that’s the best. Some times people see volunteering as a hassle I see it as a way of me earning so much more. This is why I think the best things in life are free, because things like volunteering where you are spending time and not getting paid, yet you gain so much from it.
Also here’s another free thing…. creeping on Blue 2 and Blue 3