When I was a child, I stayed with my grandmother a lot of the time while my mother was at work. One day some money problems started to arise for her and her husband. They needed a little more income so she decided that she was going to go sing at the nearby retirement home.
So I had to go with her. I wasn't sure about it at first, but as soon as my grandmother actually convinced me to get on stage and start singing, I loved it. I just loved seeing that sparkle in those people's eyes. They would stand up and dance and clap to the beat of the music. Eventually, we were singing at many of the homes in the surrounding area 5 out of 7 days a week.
Ever since way back then, making other people happy has always made me happy. And during that experience I even discovered my gift, singing. My grandma still sings to those people 15 years later, only for no charge now. I moved to North Carolina when I was 13 leaving my grandma in Florida, but I still carry on her effort and try and go out of my way to do something kind, even if very small, for at least one person every day. There is no better feeling in the world than the one you get when you hear appreciation in someone's voice.
Submitted by Anonymous
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