My life experiences have made me the person I am today. Many of those experiences led me to a career as an educator. I try to spread messages like "Pay it Forward" to my students and I like to "walk the walk" just as much as I "talk the talk" to my kids. Volunteering as a teenager helped me to understand that helping others in need makes you feel good. I truly believe that when one teaches, two learn. Also, when one person helps another, two will benefit. Your website and stories that are shared on here have inspired myself and my students. It also opens up discussions for my class to share their personal experiences of helping others. It warms my heart that every new message I see, it will continue to inspire us. All we need to do is remind each other with a smile.