Friday, February 16, 2007
The Power of One
Last night I was flipping through a magazine and saw this ad for The Smile Train. A non profit organization that raises donations for children with clef lips and clef palate to receive corrective surgery. There is a special place in my heart for these unfortunate children. Last year I wanted to become a maxillofacial surgeon so that I could help children like them. So I quit my job to go back to school. You may think I was crazy and deranged, or still am for that matter. But I felt that was a way I could use the gifts I have been given to make a difference. Unfortunately, do to some unexpected events, such as beginning chemistry class, I realized that artists do not make good chemist and seeing that I had no chance in passing the entry level class that there was a pretty good chance that I wouldn't do so well in the remaining chemistry class I needed to take. I also realized that not all worthy aspirations are realized and that I could still make a difference in their lives, but in a different way. I believe that each of us posses the power to change lives, including our own. This ad was helpful reminder to recommit myself to making a difference in the lives of others and to live life to the fullest and let others know that I was here.