Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Be Thankful Of What You Have

When i was in high school, my aunt who works in Sudan used to send us photos through email. One holiday when she had come for her leave,she brought us photos she had got from the internet. The photos showed how a child had put his mouth on the anus of a cow waiting for it to deficate so that he could have something to eat. Another photo showed how a child sitted next to as keleton and besides him was a volture which seemed it was waiting for the child to die so that so that it can eat his remains. My aunt told us that both children were in drought striken areas with no food to eat. The purpose of he bringing us the photos was to tell us that throwing away food is not food as there other people who lacked food to put in their mouths. We in our do not throw food when it remains henceforth. Even when i go to a hotel to eat, when the food remains i tell the waiter to pack it foe me so that i carry it home or i sometimes give it to a homeless person begging on the street.


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  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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