Essay Realizing the Difference between a Want and a Need

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A dress… Shoes… Underwear… Seeing this list made me want to cry. Unlike in other years, there wasn’t a single toy on any of the lists. Underwear… Really? Underwear shouldn’t be on a three year old girl’s Christmas list. When I looked at this list, I realized I don’t need anything at all. The latest trends and technology seem so frivolous when put into comparison. When one realizes the difference between needs and wants, one transforms into an adult. By realizing the greater needs of others, one is able to put herself aside and dedicate her life to serving others. This Christmas season, National Honors Society held a coat drive. I was amazed at how many coats were brought in to provide for the needy families at the Community …show more content…
A dress… Shoes… Underwear… Seeing this list made me want to cry. Unlike in other years, there wasn’t a single toy on any of the lists. Underwear… Really? Underwear shouldn’t be on a three year old girl’s Christmas list. When I looked at this list, I realized I don’t need anything at all. The latest trends and technology seem so frivolous when put into comparison. When one realizes the difference between needs and wants, one transforms into an adult. By realizing the greater needs of others, one is able to put herself aside and dedicate her life to serving others. This Christmas season, National Honors Society held a coat drive. I was amazed at how many coats were brought in to provide for the needy families at the Community Dinner Table. I felt good about the service NHS was doing. But I didn’t truly understand how much our school was helping those in need until the coats were delivered. Mrs. Maldonado delivered the coats and I was unable to go with her. However, she came back and recounted on her experience. She said that there were tears running down the cheeks of the lady receiving the coats. The lady was immensely concerned that this year would be the last year that the Community Dinner Table would be able to deliver coats because in recent years there hadn’t been enough coats donated. Blackfoot High School was able to make a difference in countless lives because of the students’ willingness to give a little to those that have needs rather than just
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