I'm Bethanie, I'm 19 and I am just trying to make a difference.
I have and still am ''Homeless''. My mother and I lost our house. I didn't have a job at the time and she didn't make enough. Now I put homeless in quotation marks because I believe home REALLY IS where the heart is. My mother and I have been staying with my aunt but it wasn't really the same.
I tell you this because I have been so down on life because of it, I was angry all the time. I hated my life.
Then all the stuff in Haiti and Japan happened. It really sort of put things into perspective for me. I looked at these people who lost not only their homes, but for a lot, friends and family.
I realized three things then;
First, Things could get worse. That as much as I thought I had it bad, there are people that have nothing.
Second, that I am lucky to have my aunt's house to stay in and family come home to.
Lastly, As bad as it gets, It gets better. People come together, rebuild cities, and somehow move forward. And I could help. There are people who care.
I have only done small things charity wise around my town; Donating to the food pantry and pet pantry. These small things have made me happy in ways I haven't felt in a while. I decided then that I wanted to help as much as I can. Do whatever it takes. :)
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