Why did you want to be an LE Ambassador?
One of my favorite stories goes like this: One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked: “Young man, what are you doing?” The boy replied “I’m throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them out, they’ll die.” The man laughed to himself and said “Do you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t possibly make a difference.” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference to that one.”
When I first heard about Love Everywhere and the mission behind the cards, it touched my heart. There are so many people in this world that are hurting or just need a kind word to get them through the day. And what better way to be able to reach out to them than through these cards? Yes, I realize that there are miles and miles of ground to cover and thousands of people. But I believe that each card makes a difference. And even if, out of the hundreds of cards we’ve spread throughout the world, only one person’s spirit was lifted and encouraged… well, I still think it’s worth it :)
What is your favorite thing about your city?
I’m blessed to live in America’s Finest City: San Diego. I love having guests/friends over because there’s so much to do around here! I like walking around Balboa Park and listening to the musicians that play in the corridors. The Central library in the East Village has floor to ceiling windows on the 9th floor with a beautiful view of the city and is the perfect place to read or study. There’s an ice cream shop in National City that’s been open since 1984 and has THE best flavors. And just this morning I drove out to Coronado beach to spend some time watching the waves and clearing my head before the week starts.
This is kind of a hard question because I feel like I’m the recipient of so many kind deeds I can’t pick just one! So I’ll name a few, haha. The other day, I woke up late and had to rush to work so I didn’t get to eat breakfast. About 2 hours into work, one of my coworkers handed me a breakfast sandwich, and he didn’t even know that that I hadn’t eaten yet. Once, when I was having a rough week, a friend of mine who was currently in Malawi for school, stayed up late to listen to me cry over the phone when she could have been working on her thesis. Last, but not least, sometimes people signal for me to cut in front of them on the road, which is also a very nice thing that I feel is underrated.