Having the chance to observe and interact with the people of Malawi taught me a tremendous amount about myself. It was very humbling to see how happy the Malawians were, even with so little. For example, at the street boys’ home they had a volleyball that they would play volleyball and soccer with. However, this ball had multiple holes in it and was completely destroyed and flat. In spite of this, they loved playing with that ball and were so happy when we started playing soccer with them. This taught me that I need to better appreciate what I have, especially since I have been very blessed with many opportunities. Another lesson I learned was about just being present. The kids in Kapudzama loved just spending time with us, and wanted to hold our hands, sit on our laps, or just look at us. It did not matter to them that we could not speak each other’s languages, and they often did not care if we were playing games or painting nails or not; they just wanted to be with us.