(In)Significance - Parker
Yesterday was our last day at the schools. Saying goodbye to those kids was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. We gifted them lots of supplies. Each child got a backpack, first aid kit, hygiene kit, school supplies kit, socks, shoes, and sweater. Then we donated educational charts and sports equipment to the school. It was a very strange feeling that I got afterwards. These children had nothing, and we gave them something so insignificant, but the changes they made in our lives, and the changes we made in theirs have had such a significant impact. As my team walked teary-eyed down the mountain, I felt an immense pride in what we had done, but at the same time a guilt that I wish I could have given more.
So many lives were impacted by this expedition and it is amazing how something so insignificant can make such a significant difference. Malala Yousafzai said: “Let us remember one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” A motto I have gained from this trip is “Do small things with great love.” Despite how insignificant you think something is, if it is done with love it can make an absolutely significant difference.