I will try to give small acts of kindness for those who are in need, whether ill or grieving, or whatever. Little things take a little time, but they mean a whole lot. Once, during my first semester, I took a plate of brownies to my friend (and trumpet section leader), Amy Simons when she was ill. I was scared to death. She was a senior; I was in my first year at a college institution.
I will never forget the smile on her face as she dove her hands into the plate of brownies.
Sadly, I have not been as forthright in this kind of action during the last few years of my college experience. I need to pick up what I left off and begin showing kindness in significant ways to others.
I may not be as efficient in my own goals. I may find it difficult to scrape together the time I wish to have for my studies. But acts of kindness are more valuable than the paragon of mere academic pursuits. Call me old-fashioned, but I do believe that who I am and what I do to aid others is much more important than what I accomplish or what I know.