When I went to the Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility, I can say that it made me realize how much fun the elderly people can have with people who have no relation to them. I remember going to the DDSNF last February for Valentines Day with other members from my club and the Delano Matulungin Lions Club. There were these two elderly women who were bestfriends that always had each other's company. To them it did not matter where or who they were with as long as they were together. It just made me smile when we gave roses to them for Valentines Day and to see how happy they were when we actually entertained them with a couple of songs.
I also remember on Thanksgiving day, the Leo's and Lion's Club went around Delano, Earlimart, and Richgrove distributing food baskets to families who could not afford or even have the money to eat a meal on Thanksgiving. It really opened my eyes to know that there are families in my town that sometimes go on days or weeks without having a decent meal.
Throughout my experiences doing community service in Delano, Richgrove, and Earlimart, I learned that it doesn't matter where you are or what you are doing as long as you are with the person(s) that care about you the most who will always be there no matter what. As long as you are with your family, it won't matter to you how much of anything you have as long as you are satisfied knowing that you can help others or others can help you. Even if you don't have a lot of money, you should be satisfied that you have any at all. Knowing that your family is complete, nothing can buy happiness, not even money.