But life is about who you love and who you hurt. It’s about how you feel about yourself. It’s about trust, happiness and compassion. It’s about sticking up for your friends and replacing inner hate with love. Life is about avoiding jealousy, overcoming ignorance, and building confidence. It’s about what you say and what you mean. Its about seeing people for who they are and not what they have. Most of all, it is about choosing to use your life to touch someone else’s in a way that could never have been achieved otherwise. These choices are what life’s about.”
I walked in and the house smelled like cookies. Right away I saw this as a good sign for the fact that sweet treats are my weakness. I soon found out that the hundreds of cookies were not to be eaten right then and there, but were going to be distributed to people in the neighborhood to remind them that someone cared. Everyone was talking about who they were going to take their cookies to. There was an excitement in the room. The atmosphere was not one you see everyday. Their was a feeling of true altruism.
I decided spur of the moment that night to go to the Good in the Hood Cookie Night, not knowing that after that cookie night I would soon find myself involved and surrounded by the most outstanding people. People that have qualities that the world needs, qualities that truly make a difference.
It took all but a minute to get me hooked. In a world where we often can loose sight of what is important, Good in the Hood make us realize that life is about the people. Life is about the people we impact and those that in return impact us.