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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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One of my favorite experiences with My Story Matters was helping to organize an event for children of migrant workers. They had been in the United States for varying amounts of time and each child spoke English at a different level. It was so fun getting to know them and to see the way that they interacted with each other and how they answered the questions. It helped me to see what the Savior meant when He said we should be like little children.

Moving to a new country and going to a new school where most people don’t speak your language and not knowing how long you’ll be there for would be so hard, but they all were handling it extremely well. They were already reframing the difficulties in their stories into something more positive and hopeful. Multiple boys and girls told me how hard their parents work and how much they appreciate everything that their moms and dads do for them. I was surprised by their sweet words and thought about how much better the world would be if everyone chose to be grateful for their circumstances and clearly expressed that gratitude.

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Talking to children about their difficulties and creating their books also helped me learn more about what I want to do career-wise. Before working at My Story Matters I had decided that wanted to get my master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy, but my internship solidified that idea. There is something about talking to people about their hardships and helping them to trust you with their story that feels good and helps you in your own life. I loved establishing a relationship with the children and giving them the time they needed to say everything they needed to say. I definitely want to do that for the rest of my life.

Overall, I learned a lot about inspiration at My Story Matters. I learned what it meant to inspire others to follow their dreams and how I could better understand my purpose and feel inspired through the selfless work of a non-profit organization.

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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Enjoy the 99th issue of Serve Daily. This issue is full of great articles by local Utah County writers and made possible...

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