Today, our group of high school students went back to Huiling to work with the mentally challenged adults. We “served” by watching them perform musical numbers, dances, comedy, and magic.. and then leading our own entertainment. The students taught them circle games and American dances, but mostly they just had fun together. There was a lot of joy in the room, as you can see:
Is it enough to just show up and bring your heart to the table, or does doing service need to be more strategic? How do you know that you are doing good for others? I’d be curious to hear from readers who have done community service before. Have you been successful at helping others? What about others from a different cultural background? How did you know that you were making a difference?