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"Caring has the gift of creating the ordinary special." - George R. Bach I've always been conscious of the amazing positive impact which could result from feeding the starving or building a house to the homeless. This positive energy flows not just to the recipient, but also to the giver. When I was asked to play with some kids at Safe Place, I agreed, but I could not imagine that it would have some substantial effect on the children. As a portion of my own community service learning project, I opted to volunteer at Safe Place. Safe Place is a 24 hour emergency shelter for families affected by domestic violence. I knew that this could be another community service project than I had ever experienced before, however, that I was anticipating a new prospect. I was somewhat apprehensive as I buzzed myself in to get through the door. My identity has been confirmed and that I walked up to check in at the front desk. The lady sitting there happily approached me and took me down the hall and into a room full of brilliant toys, crafts, shelves of books and board games, a row of computers. The woman told me that the children were finishing a bite and could be in the area shortly. Not long afterwards, the door cracked along with a little child peeked around the corner. Once I introduced myself, the little girl timidly made her manner towards me and told me her name was Emily. When she sat down at the table with me, her inquisitive eyes caught sight of a Checkers board game which was on the shelf alongside me. .