June 22, 2015
“I’m STARVING!” are exactly the words that came out of my mouth after missing my usual breakfast and having to wait until lunch for my first meal of the day. However, those words have taken on new meaning to me after this past weekend. I spent the day with the Collins Orthodontics Team (and their families) on a Saturday, where we all pitched in to help a non-profit organization called “Feed my Starving Children” to serve children who truly understand the meaning of the word “starving” far greater than me.
Our staff and their children spent the day hand-packing meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. This organization had reached nearly 70 countries around the world, where a single bag of food provides nutritious meals for six children and costs only $1.32 to produce. Although I LOVE what I do – braces, invisalign, and providing people with amazing smiles – it really is moments of service that mean the most to me. The times that are most humbling and rewarding for our team at Collins Orthodontics is when we have opportunities like this to serve side-by-side with other wonderful volunteers in our community.
That being said, I leave you with an inspiring quote by Albert Einstein:
“Only a life lived in the service to others is a life worth living.”