Tuesday, 18 November 2014

My Defining Moment

My defining moment was when I was in grade 8, and I was one of the few lucky students chosen to attend We Day.  As a kid, and still to this day, I have always wanted to make a difference in the world we live in, whether that be volunteering at a food bank, running kid's programs, or cutting my hair for cancer.  I remember thinking of what We Day would be like, and wondering if the experience would have any affect on who I am as a person.  The day finally came, and I was extremely excited.  I had our school We Day t-shirt on, and I was ready to go.  We arrived, got to our seats, and I remember Mark and Craig Kielburger coming out on stage, and sharing their own childhood story of how they began to change the world.  I remember thinking to myself, yup, that's exactly what I want to do.  I thought, even if the gestures are small, I can make a difference. Since that day, I have tried my best to keep an open mind, participate in community events, and volunteer inside our community as much as I can.  I might not become famous for what I do to help people, but nothing beats the pride, and gratification that I am rewarded with when I help make a difference in the lives of others.


  1. I can totally understand how exciting and inspirational this conference mustve been, because that was the first we day conference I went to also! I experienced the same inspirational thoughts as you did, as after hearing Mark and Craig speak at the conference, I desired to do things for others too. I really enjoy this post, as its a good reminder for to continue doing for others

  2. I love how you mention the "small things". People often think they have to do something big to make an impact, but really, the small gestures can mean so much. A simple smile, the pat on the back, a card, etc. can really improve someone's day.