“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”

Our world is based on materialistic items where ever we look and turn. There’s a lot of emphasis on the car you drive, the shoes you wear and the purse you hold. Because of this we always find ourselves wanting more and get caught up in everything that we are consuming. We don’t take the time to sit back and appreciate the things we do have.

I love the question; “do you prefer receiving or giving gifts?” Most answer that they like giving gifts. Seeing the smile it puts on someone’s face, the joy it brings them and knowing that you made their day is an indescribable feeling. We feel good when we give; we feel good when we put a smile on someone’s face, whether it be out best friend or a stranger.

Giving makes the world go round.

My sister, Miss Teenage Brampton, and I, organized a food drive with the Knight’s Table organization in Peel. Their mission is to alleviate hunger in the Peel region, by providing food banks, hot meals and other services to the people, who deal with the daily issues of hunger, poverty and homelessness.

My sister and I drove all around our community picking up non perishable food from all our friends and family’s doorsteps who could participate in our food drive.

With all their help we were able to collect a trunk full of donations that will help feed the citizens of Peel who need our help the most. Thank you so much to our friends and family for making this possible and truly changing people’s lives.

My Mom taught me to always give whenever I could and that when I feel down to think about all the things I have to be grateful for. There are people that live among us that do not have a safe home or food on their table every night. The opportunity to give, donate or spread awareness is the opportunity to give a smile.

“No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.”

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